Members of Congress Join Parents & Caregiving Advocates to Demand Urgent Care Infrastructure Investments in Build Back Better Budget Reconciliation

WASHINGTON, DC — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Robert Casey (D-PA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) joined parents, caregivers, care workers, […]

People of Color with IDD and Disparities in Health Care

In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control declared racism a serious threat to public health. For people of color with disabilities, the threat is dire – they face multiple barriers to health care. Unique Royster is a young Black woman with a disability. She and her mother Irene Kelley faced disparities in accessing health care […]

A Minute with Molly in October

This month we are pleased to commemorate the contributions of people with disabilities in America’s workforce. National Disability Employment Awareness Month, NDEAM, is an opportunity to share the importance of ensuring people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement.  Inside you will find some inspiring stories and easy access tools to join […]

Mask Mandate Preliminary Injunction Continues to Protect Iowa Children

A federal district court today granted a preliminary injunction in our mask mandate lawsuit, blocking enforcement of Iowa’s law prohibiting schools from requiring facemasks. Previously, the court had issued and then extended a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), which also blocked enforcement of this harmful law. A preliminary injunction will stay in place as the lawsuit […]

Employability, America’s Recovery Powered By Inclusion!

“Businesses that employ people with disabilities turn social issues into business opportunities. These opportunities translate into lower costs, higher revenues and increased profits. Customers with disabilities and their families, friends and associates represent a trillion dollar market segment. Innovation is key to the success of any business. Employees with disabilities bring unique experiences and understanding […]

Ann Hammond ~ 2021 Achievement Award Winner

  Ann started at Family Dollar in Stamford, NY March of 2018. Like any of us, Ann was nervous to begin her new job and also like many of us, that nervousness showed up as being very quiet. Soon Ann got busy in her role. She started off stocking shelves. Mastering that she eventually worked […]

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

  October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and all members, friends and supporters of The Arc of Delaware County (DelArc) are encouraged to participate. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.   Held annually, […]

Disability Rights, Care Workers To Hold 24-Hour Vigil at the U.S. Capitol To Hold the Line on Care Funding

As negotiations around the biggest jobs plan since the New Deal stall, care advocates from across the country will hold a 24-hour vigil outside the U.S. Capitol to urge elected leaders to hold the line on caregiving funding in the Build Back Better plan.   People with disabilities, direct care workers, older adults, and caregivers […]

The Arc Recognizes Corporate Disability Champion Sephora with The Catalyst Award

WASHINGTON, DC – The Arc is excited to announce Sephora as a recipient of its 2021 Catalyst Award. The award recognizes businesses, individuals, and other organizations that have made extraordinary contributions toward greater social inclusion and the advancement of the human and civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).   “It is […]

The Arc Recognizes Neli Latson and Lisa Alexander with The Catalyst Award

WASHINGTON – The Arc is honored to announce Neli Latson and his mother, Lisa Alexander as recipients of our 2021 Catalyst Award. The award recognizes individuals, businesses, and other organizations that have made extraordinary contributions toward greater social inclusion and the advancement of the human and civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities […]