#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 […]

February #HandsOff: Advocating with Young Children

We would like to share this awesome message shared by the Arc national’s blog and we want to thank you all for strengthening our voice through membership to The Arc of Delaware County. Consider becoming a member today and help us to continue advocating for policies that impact daily life. Celebrate #DDawareness19 (Developmental Dissabilities Awareness […]

2019 BFair2 Direct Care Rally

It was a gorgeous, sun-filled day February 8th as we rallied together on behalf of BFair2 Direct Care   Many self-advocates, Direct Support Professionals, legislators, and family members came together on the Binghamton City Court Square and called on Cuomo to honor his pledge of years 3 and 4 of livable wage funding for DSPs as […]

Stuff The Bus 2019 ~ The Generosity of Our Community Continues!

The Arc of Delaware County celebrated Martin Luther King Day of Community Service once again with our Stuff the Bus event. It’s a great time for self-advocates and staff members. For a few hours, we connect to our community while they stuff our busses with food for our local community food pantries.   Our food […]