In Loving Memory…

Over the  years we have honored the loss of our friends and loved ones now and again. Just before the Covid pandemic, we set an intention to create a yearly memorial for those who passed away. The friends that pass on leave such an indelible mark on our hearts and we wanted to honor them […]

The Arc Mourns Former U.S. Senator and Disability Rights Champion Bob Dole

Washington, D.C. – The Arc mourns the death of Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole, who was an important champion in the disability rights movement. Senator Dole served as a faithful ally in fighting for equality for people with disabilities. A disabled war veteran, Senator Dole exemplified steadfast dedication to the Americans with Disabilities Act, helping […]

CDC Announces Rise in Autism Rates Among Children, As Leading Scientists and Clinicians Call for New Approach to Understanding Autism – Focused on Toxic Chemicals and Genetics

Washington, D.C. – The Centers for Disease Control announced that autism rates are once again rising among children. The new data says 1 in 44 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum, or 2.3% of children. The CDC made the announcement Thursday. In a commentary published this week in Pediatrics, a group of […]

Families Like Debbi, Josh, and Victor Need Your Support.

The Arc has been advocating for decades to help family caregivers—advocating for health insurance, for paid family and medical leave, and respite services and other family supports. And this advocacy has taken on even more urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic. SUPPORT OUR WORK Families like Debbi, her husband Victor, and their son Josh need our […]

House of Representatives Passes Historic Disability Funding Through the Build Back Better Plan

“We need the Senate to understand all that is on the line” Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, bringing us one important step closer to making significant investments in our country, in the lives of people with disabilities and their families, and the direct support workforce. The reality […]

Pop-up Shop for Studio 190!

Since its inception, Studio 190 has considered occupying some brick and mortar space to sell the fantastic art being produced by the contributing artists. DelArc has been working methodically and diligently to both facilitate the development of each artist in the studio while maintaining the goal of allowing the artist to profit from their craft. […]

A Minute with Molly…

A few times a year we ramp up the fundraising efforts at DelArc. The support of our community means a great deal and the generous donations go a long way to supplement under-funded programs such as our preschool program (Carousel Children’s Services) and Residential services. While behind the scenes we continue to advocate on a […]

Fun Times at the Halloween Hootenanny!

Everyone was hungry for some community interaction so we formed a team and worked out the safest way possible to make it happen! We had our first every Trunk or Treat, outdoor experience and everyone had a great time!   Bobby Curious  and his fun music along with Chi Chi the Clown helped with the […]

Erin Balcom, 2021 THRIVE Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient! 

Erin was very committed to her goals throughout the pandemic. She zoomed in to a variety of virtual classes for a total of 5.5 hours a day! Her upbeat and positive attitude helped her to achieve success in a challenging goal that is typically taught with someone by her side. She demonstrated effort, was motivated […]

The Child Tax Credit Helps Working Moms Like Molly Stay Afloat – And in the Workforce

For moms like Molly, the past four months have meant long-overdue help in making ends meet. Molly works full time and manages the care for her 15-year-old son, Reid, who has a condition called Angelman’s Syndrome. Reid requires specialized caregiving for feeding, diaper changes, and constant monitoring for safety due to seizures and mobility issues. […]