Our mission is to advocate for the right of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to be regarded as valued citizens with the same entitlements as non-disabled individuals, including the right to lifelong opportunities for personal growth and full participation in the community.

Monthly Activities

May 2018 Activities

* Throughout the month, also look for a window display downtown Rutland.

* Every: Tuesday/Adaptive Fitness and Thursday/Game on! @ Fitness Made Fun!

with VT Adaptive Staff 3:30 PM.  Come Play. Stay Active. Be Well!

Are you going? Are you Moving?

*2nd Tuesday, May 8th: Self Advocacy @ Education & Wellness Ctr, 6:30 -8 PM

Tuesday, May 15th: Green Mountain Self Advocacy Voices and Choices conference

*3rd Tuesday, May 15th: ARC Board of Directors @ American Legion, 6-7:30 PM

*4th Tuesday, May 22nd; Aktion Club @ Godnick Adult Ctr; 6:30-8 PM

Monday, May 28th: ARC office Closed, Have a Great, Fun, Memorial Day Weekend

Interviewing for the new Executive Director!!!!

ARC is now taking 2018 Memberships

Look for tidbits of ARC Rutland Area’s 60 years of history on the Facebook page!

https://www.givegab.com/nonprofits/arc-rutland-area

Check out our electronic videos:   http://youtu.be/J5b1qEWzJYs  and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scg-QRw79LI

And:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJzG6lSHkcs

 

Advocacy

Disability Awareness Day at the Vermont State House*  Support the Self Advocacy Group.
*  Support the Rutland Family Support Network (RFSN).
*  Educate People with Developmental Disabilities about legislation and programs so they can advocate for their needs.
*  Advocate for needs of people with developmental disabilities through the service systems.
*  Advocate for transportation needs.

Resources

Building a circle of support.*  We use the RFSN listserv to query services requested by individuals AND to inform people about workshops, trainings, etc.
*  We connect people in our community with brochures and resources about programs that can assist them.
*  We attend United Way functions & events.
*  Additional resources provided include, assistance finding a personal care attendant or respite-provider, facilitating the Rutland Family Support Network, hosting monthly support potlucks, Sibshops,and guidance on how to build a circle of support.

Community

We garden! *  We provide Representative Payee Services- people live in the community, we care for their shelter, clothing and food.
*  We host six events a year. These events include dances and parties.
*  We encourage people with disabilities to create their Circle of Support
*  We provide the local media with a listing of all events and maintain a calendar.
*  We provide transportation to our events