2019 Annual Member Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Our Annual Member Meeting and Awards Ceremony is one of our favorite events! Once a year our supporting members come together to elect the Officers and Board of Directors for the coming term, receive an annual report, as well as be updated on the wonderful things that have been taking place here at The Arc […]

Making New Friends

This month we had a wonderful time during a visit from our friends at Andes Central School. Mrs. White has been bringing classes here for a few years to make new friends and learn some new things. After a hiatus of a couple of years, those visits started again and what a wonderful experience it […]

Staff Retreat 2019!

  The annual staff retreat is always highly anticipated here at The Arc of Delaware County. A committee is formed from staff members across the agency. Survey results are reviewed, current affairs considered, and relevant materials looked at. Together, this team gathers information and input from every program and comes up with an amazing day […]

#Handsoff: Why I Advocate to Stop the Shock

By Nicole Jorwic People with disabilities are being tortured by shock devices at the Judge Rotenberg Center. These devices are worn by residents of JRC, an institution in Massachusetts for children and adults with disabilities. Staff members use remote controls to administer a shock to residents for perceived misbehavior. This is despite the fact that […]

Happy Easter from Cathy Ippolito!

    Just like we promised in our newsletter, we wanted to share Cathy’s process of creating her bunny. You didn’t see our promise? Oh! Then please be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Delivered right to your in-box each month with direct links right here to our blog and much more! Cathy has […]

#DDawareness19 ~ Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

  Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), partners with Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. Here at The […]

#HandsOff our Kids: Advocating Against Restraint and Seclusion

#HandsOff is a series on The Arc Blog. Each month, we feature a story from individuals and families across The Arc’s network about how some of today’s key policy issues impact their day to day lives. By: Erik Smith I went to Washington last month to support my wife in sharing our family’s story about […]