A Minute with Molly

For the last several years, our nation has celebrated DSP week in September. At Delarc, we love DSP week and believe recognition of this profession and our amazing team extends 52 weeks of the year. Where would we be without them? This year we are advocating heavily for the support of the Better Care Better […]

Gary Whitman – 2021 Achievement Award Winner

Personal Fulfillment Through Independence and Freedom!   When it was time to submit nominations for the 2021 Achievement Award in the residential program at The Arc of Delaware County, Gary’s achievements stood out among the possible candidates.   Gary’s recent move to a new home became an amazing turning point in his life. He achieved […]

Direct Support Professional Week, Sept. 12 – 18

We are getting ready to shower our Direct Support Professionals with some love and recognition as we celebrate nationally recognized DSP week coming up! The tokens of our appreciation can not even begin to express our gratitude for this profession!     DSPs are the backbone of supporting people to live personally fulfilling lives. Their […]

Our Direct Support Workforce Needs Your Help Today!

September 12 – 18 marks the celebration of DSP (Direct Support Professional) week in our nation…   and we can’t think of a better time to call on you, our community to advocate! We are asking you to take some action. Don’t worry, it’s really easy and takes less than 3 minutes. Yep, we timed […]

Lawsuit Filed Challenging New Texas Law Targeting Voting Rights

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (LDF), Reed Smith LLP, and The Arc filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Houston Area Urban League, Houston Justice, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and The Arc of Texas challenging S.B. 1, a new Texas law targeting voting rights. S.B. 1 includes a series […]

Minute With Molly – August

It truly takes a village, or more accurately an entire community, for The Arc of Delaware County to support people to live their very best, personally fulfilled lives.  It takes a staff of nearly 200 who give of themselves daily to assure the supports and services we provide people are top notch.  It takes a […]

Announcing! 2021 Achievement Award Winners!

Announcing the 2021 Annual Achievement Award Winners! We are delighted to introduce to you the 2021 Annual Achievement Award winners! This award is presented to one person in each of The Arc of Delaware County’s programs who has shown outstanding achievement over the past year and has been an inspiration to others through personal perseverance […]

The ADA Turns 31

Today, we mark 31 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA. The Arc is proud of our long history advocating with and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and working to ensure that their most fundamental rights and the protections guaranteed by the ADA are recognized and fulfilled. […]

The Arc Denounces Ruling on Use of Shock on Residents with Disabilities at Judge Rotenberg Educational Center

In a stunning reversal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on the use of electric shock devices that has inflicted painful abuse on residents of the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Canton, Massachusetts for decades. JRC is an institution for children and adults with […]

A Minute With Molly… July

Life at Delarc is always exciting, always busy, and always focused on the Unifying Principles, our core values. Life at Delarc is not, however, always easy. Currently, we are facing a staffing crisis and it is a monumental challenge. We are spending a great deal of time and energy recruiting staff and there are far […]