Part Two: For Jud, Chris, and Millions of People With Disabilities – a Bill 70 Years in the Making Has Arrived

By Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director of Public Policy, The Arc As we rally around the Home and Community-Based Services Access Act (HAA), a new bill in Congress that will transform how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their lives, it’s siblings like Nicole and Chris Jorwic that lead with the passion to make this […]

Part One: For Jud, Chris, and Millions of People With Disabilities – a Bill 70 Years in the Making Has Arrived

By: Marty Ford, Senior Advisor, The Arc The Arc of the United States was founded over 70 years ago by families like mine who wanted their family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities included in every aspect of life in their homes and communities. Congress has finally proposed a bill, the Home and Community-Based Services […]

Just what is Employment and Transition Services?

Just what is The Arc of Delaware County’s ‘Employment and Transition Services’?  We set out on a quest to answer that question for you and discovered that it can be different things to different people.  The powerhouse team of two staff currently support about 20 people through Employment and Transition Services. They do this both […]

A Minute With Molly

  2021 has proven to be a productive year at Delarc so far. The team at Delarc is working off of our 2021 Goals that were created collaboratively, and covers all aspects of our agency from CCS (Carousel Children’s Services) to Residential to Transportation to Day Services and Supports.   One important objective identified in […]

Spotlight on our Supporters, The Petersen’s

  You will often hear us say that our communities mean the world to us when we speak of community and our supporters. This group includes our neighbors, friends, families, and members. Taking a moment to put them in the spotlight is a small way to express our gratitude and to introduce you to some […]

Black History Month at The Arc of Delaware County

    February was Black History Month and we commemorated the event, along with OPWDD, by celebrating black people with developmental disabilities. We know you will be as inspired as we are by these amazing people leaving their mark on our communities and our world. Throughout the month on our Facebook page, we highlighted some […]

Community Services, Still Going Strong!

Community Services at The Arc of Delaware County are going strong!  With a staff of five, Community Services has continued to support people on a daily basis despite a pandemic.   In a recent conversation with Katie Backus and Haley Rosa, two members of the Community Services team, they shared some of the steps they […]

Terri Beers – Our Hero Without a Cape!

  Terri Beers, truly a hero without a cape, one of Delarc’s amazing essential workers, and a shining example of the heart and soul of our essential staff!   Terri has worked for our agency for over 25 years! Recently she was promoted to our Residential Department as a House Manager. It is our delight […]