Day Programs Remain Closed

We wanted to check in and let you know with the entire state of New York being placed on PAUSE by order of the Governor and recommendations of the CDC, our day programs will remain closed until further notice.   Our executive team is in daily contact with our parent organization, The Arc New York.  […]

Our New Normal – We’ve Got This!

  We keep on keeping on! We have a new normal and just as we knew we would, The Arc of Delaware County has got this! So do you. We beleive in you. We hope we inspire you to keep on keeping on. Please, friends. Reach out to us. Connect to us on social media. […]

DSP’s, Our Unsung Heroes!

When the coronavirus changed our world, day programs closed and everyone stayed at home to flatten the curve. Keeping everyone healthy was the order of the day and that meant choosing specific teams to staff houses that are now full 24/7. All of our DSP’s rose to the occasion supporting our residential program, staying engaged, […]

Residential Program Updates

As you are aware, the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has implemented a temporary suspension of visitation to our residences in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Effective March 25 at 5 p.m., OPWDD has also directed the temporary suspension of home visits and community outings for our residential programs. We recognize […]

Let’s Play Lock Down BINGO!

We are all making the best of this very interesting time in our nation’s history. Never before have we experienced a situation such as this. Being “locked-down” can be challenging even for the most creative and innovative of us! Being idle can also lend to a great deal of fear.   With that in mind, […]

Notice Re: Temporary Suspension of Residential Visitors

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is requiring a temporary suspension of visitation to our residential programs, effective immediately. Community is essential in times of crisis, and we appreciate your support and understanding as we work to sustain our connections in creative ways. […]

Staying Home and Making the Most of It.

  With everyone at home during this very significant time in history, The Arc of Delaware County is doing what we do best, supporting people to live their best lives, getting creative and being innovative! People are having fun working on their goals at home and the essential staff that we have are jumping in […]

Program Closure Announcement

Due to guidance we’ve received with Delaware County being in a state of emergency, we are closing all day programs for two weeks, Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. Our buildings are heavily sanitized and some staff will be present so if you need to pick up any personal items you should call Monday […]

Coronavirus Relief Bill: The Arc Fights for Disability Community

The following article was provided by The Arc’s national office:   The Arc is pleased that Congress is recognizing the unique and vital needs that people with disabilities have when facing the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency relief bill introduced in the U.S. House  of Representatives today includes important and specific measures that would help mitigate […]

Being Proactive in the face of COVID-19

The Arc of Delaware County is following guidance from the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and being proactive in preventing the spread of COVID-19 at our programs and facilities.   Attached are two letters explaining some of the preventive processes and protocols we have put in […]