2nd Annual Spring Fling

This past Saturday, May 18th, was Walton First Baptist Church and Delarc’s 2nd annual Spring Fling. There was dancing, light refreshments, games, face painting and more. As you walked through the double doors you were greeted with the Studio 190 artwork that was on display for sale. Across from the Studio 190 artwork, Nicky Carr […]

Hancock Students Spend the Day at Delarc

March was Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The Hancock Central School 6th graders were given the assignment to read the book, “Out of My Mind” by Sharen M. Draper, a story of an 11-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. Reading the book gave the students a glimpse of what it is like for someone living with a […]

15 Years with Katie Backus

Katherine Backus, who goes by Katie, is a top preforming Life Coach 12. Katie was the November 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month! She was one of our first recipients of the S’Happening Awards, an award celebrating her superior performance and exemplifying Delarc’s six Unifying Principles: Those We Serve Come First, Commit To […]

Make Plans to Exercise Your Right to Vote in 2024

On Tuesday, November 5, 2024, eligible voters will have the opportunity to vote in federal, state, and local elections. The leaders who are elected will have a big impact on people with disabilities and their families, because they influence what policies are made and how tax dollars are spent. Your vote has the power to […]

The Arc Fights for the Rights of Homeless People With Disabilities in Landmark Supreme Court Case

The Arc Joins Law Enforcement Associations, Faith-Based Organizations, Medical Professionals, Legal Experts, Academic Leaders, Advocates, and Members of Congress in an Amicus Brief Urging an End to the Criminalization of Homelessness Washington, DC — In a historic move to protect the rights of people with disabilities experiencing homelessness, The Arc of the United States has joined […]

Autism Acceptance Month: Celebrate Differences

April is Autism Acceptance Month, celebrating the talents, contributions, and diversity within the autism community. At The Arc, autistic people and their loved ones are a part of our staff, volunteer leaders, and key people guiding our work every day. Their lived experiences are vital, as an estimated 1 in 36 children in the U.S. […]

Celebrating Women in the Disability Rights Movement

As we celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Women’s History Month this March, we are reminded of the powerful role women have played in the disability rights movement. From visionary founders to modern-day pioneers, the fight for the rights and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has been shaped by courageous women […]

Tonya’s Struggle to Find Child Care for Her Daughter

Around the country, families are struggling to find and afford child care, and child care centers are struggling to keep their doors open. Half the country lives in child care deserts, where the number of kids under age five far exceeds the child care slots available. Families of children with disabilities face even greater challenges […]

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. In recognition of DD Awareness Month, we’d like to take a moment to introduce you to a few people, share a quote from each of them related to what they feel makes them unique, and invite you to join us in embracing and celebrating the diversity that surrounds us.

First Quarter Agency-Wide Staff Meeting

Friday, March 15th, we gathered for our first quarter agency-wide staff meeting. We introduced recent new hires and cheered for those who had received promotions within the quarter, participated in team building activities, and took time for some St. Patricks’ Day fun and to share important updates.   It is always a good time when our […]