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.

ARC Rutland Monthly Activities

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 ARC Rutland Area’s December 2018 Activities

Continuing to Celebrate 60 Years Old!

*ARC will be CLOSED Monday, December 24th, through Wednesday December 26th, in observance of Christmas.  Please have a safe and happy holiday!

* 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?

*Tuesday December 11th:  Self Advocates and Aktion club holiday celebration, 6:[email protected] & Wellness Ctr.

*Sunday December 16th:  Annual Meeting and Christmas Dinner Dance, @Elks’ Lodge, Pleasant Street, 12-4pm.

There are NO club meetings or board of directors meeting in December.

ARC’s 2019 Memberships are now payable!  $10 per year.

 

To DONATE ask about our:

Affinity Program at TD Bank; they Donate some of their profits to us, you might get $25

Shop through AmazonSmile.com to; they Donate some their profits to us.

We are also registered at GE for donation matches; please share this info.

And anyone can pick up a $2 coupon off hair cuts at SportClips, they donate $2 to ARC every time someone uses it!

share   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

 

Call 775-1370 for a ride or current info.

Or go to our website at:  www.arcrutlandarea.org

 

 

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