Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Spotlight- Marisa Romano

Meet Marisa Romano. A gal who will travel distances to advocate for friends and people with developmental disabilities. “People with developmental disabilities should have the right to be able to work where they want and not be discriminated against. Everyone should be treated equally.” Marisa has traveled to Binghamton and Albany to speak about the […]

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Spotlight- Krystrina Volpe

Meet Krystina Volpe. Krystina requested this interview because she has friends and family with autism, and shares “I want everyone to feel included”. Supporting autism acceptance is important to her. Krystina feels it can sometimes be difficult for people with autism and other disabilities to make friends. She encourages you to get to know her […]

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Spotlight – Erin Balcom

Erin Balcom was born in Oneonta, NY. The day after she was born, she was transported to Albany Hospital for emergency surgery. She was born with Spina Bifida. She believes it is important to continue to bring awareness to people with developmental disabilities, so everyone is heard. Being the Self-Advocacy Group Vice President at DelArc […]

A Formal Event to Remember

It was a day most will cherish for the rest of their lives, it was the Winter Snow Ball. Many people at The Arc had been chomping at the bit to do more activities together, since the mask mandate had been lifted in fall 2022. The question was asked, “What kinds of activities would you […]

The Arc Announces Acting CEO Named Amidst Leadership Transition

The Arc’s National Board of Directors has named Ruben Rodriguez, the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, as Acting CEO for The Arc US while it undertakes a national search for new leadership. Rodriguez joined The Arc in 2019, with nearly four decades of experience in operations and finance. He has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from […]

The Arc Announces New Leaders and Members of National Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC -The Arc has elected a slate of new and returning members of the Board of Directors to lead its work for the next two years. This distinguished group includes professionals in the intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) field and affiliated services, people with IDD, family members, and leaders in the corporate and legal […]

A Genetics Journey To Support What’s Possible in Life

Ellen Feldman has a passion for increasing research in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) field and continuing her ongoing advocacy in that arena. She currently serves as the Central Region Vice President for The Arc New York, and as a member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee. So, what inspires Ellen to […]