A Minute With Molly: October Newsletter Article

The Arc NY held their Annual Board of Governor’s Meeting in October, and talented artists from The Arc of Delaware County showed off their artistic talent.  Various artists entered the Art Show with beautiful paintings that garnered the nicest compliments. Studio 190 had a booth showcasing Unity Blooms of different sizes, and photography that could […]

Tommy Hilfiger, Levy Restaurant Group, Amy & The Orphans and more: The Arc Announces Winners of 2018 Catalyst Awards

Let’s be inspired by The Arc’s Catalyst Award winners! Three cheers for all of us who are supporting people to personally fulfilled lives and inclusivity! Can you be inspired to make a difference today? *************************************** On November 9, The Arc will present the prestigious Catalyst Awards to six honorees, all of whom have made extraordinary […]

Celebrating the Amazing DSP’s at The Arc of Delaware County!

  DSP’s Have a Great Impact We had a great time celebrating DSP (Direct Support Professional) week here at The Arc of Delaware County! Each day of the week was filled with sharing little surprises for the entire staff, agency-wide.  We were sure to capture bright, beautiful smiling faces and hope you enjoy the pictures […]

Saying Goodbye to a Dear Friend

In Loving Memory of Lucy Czechowski    May 30, 1927 – Septemeber 2, 2018   The butterfly emerges      from its silken shell- Reborn, it arises,      no longer bound to earth. Free at last, the butterfly glides       to heights unknown before. So do our loved ones find      a beautiful release as earthbound […]

The Arc Responds to Norm Macdonald’s Down Syndrome Comment

We not only have an obligation to continue the movement to shift the tides of ignorance concerning the I/DD community, but we also have a passionate desire to champion, move forward and continue evolving to an inclusive world of empathy, compassion and mutual respect for all people. ******************************* The Arc released the following statement in […]

The Arc Opposes Appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

This past weekend, The Arc came out in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the United States Supreme Court. This opposition is based on Judge Kavanaugh’s record on cases relating to disability and civil rights. Of particular concern are his decisions on cases involving self-determination of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), education, […]

Back to School Tips for Families of Students with Disabilities

The start of a new school year can bring both excitement and anxiety for students and parents, especially for families of students receiving special education supports. Students with disabilities who struggle with change may need extra help making the transition to a new school or teacher. To help families start the new school year off […]

The Arc Celebrates the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Today, marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA affirms the rights of citizens with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations and services operated by private entities, and telecommunications. It is a wide-ranging law intended to make our society accessible to people with disabilities. “Today we […]