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 November 2018 Activities

Continuing to Celebrate 60 Years Old!

 

*ARC will be CLOSED Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans’ Day, and Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

 

*Friday, November 2nd:  Join us for our annual Janet Wetherby Pampered Chef Bingo and Basket Raffle at the Rutland American Legion, doors open at 5 for refreshments, bingo starts at 6:30.  $20 gets you the bingo games and tickets for the raffle.

 

* 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?

 

*Monday, November 12th:  Board of Director’s Meeting, ARC Office, 128 Merchants Row Ste. 401.

 

*2nd Tuesday, November 13th: Self Advocacy @ Education & Wellness Ctr, 6:30 -8 PM

 

*4th Tuesday November 27th : Aktion Club @ Godnick Center

 

*PAINT and SIP!  Join us Monday, November 19th, at the Ground Road at 6pm for paint and sip!  Call ARC to register, or go online to Simply Pricilla, find the event, and click “going”.

 

 

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