#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 […]

Let’s Stuff The Bus! Supporting Food Pantries for MLK Day

Let’s Stuff The Bus! Many thanks to our wonderful transportation department for supporting Stuff the Bus. Each year a driver and a bus brave the weather in a parking lot on a cold winter day to collect donations for this community effort.  Our Thanks to The Walton Big M and Margaretville Freshtown for hosting us […]

A Sense of Purpose, Community, and Citizenship

Here at The Arc of Delaware County, we are on a mission. It’s an incredible mission, one that has been going strong for over 50 years. That mission is to support people to live fulfilling lives. There are so many things that contribute to that feeling and many of them are specific to each person. […]

Grateful For Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

We would like to express our gratitude for the NYSARC Trust Services 2018 grants, which provide funds for guardianship and recreation programs.   NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT)  can dramatically impact the lives of people we support while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefit programs (i.e. Medicaid and SSI). These […]

Year End Celebrations ~ So Many Great Things to Celebrate!

The Arc of Delaware County had a great time saying goodbye to 2018 with recognitions, celebrations and dance parties!   Thanks to The Arc New York’s recreations grant funds we were able to throw a Holiday bash dance party complete with our friends, the band Flame! Marie Nestle, Flame’s band manager had this lovely thing […]