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 February 2019 Activities

*ARC will be CLOSED Monday, February 18th, in observance of President’s Day.

* 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?

Meetings:

*Tuesday February 12th:  Self Advocates meeting, 6:30pm at the Health and Wellness Center.

*Tuesday February 19th:  Board of directors’ meeting, 6:00pm at the ARC office.

*Tuesday, February 26th: Aktion club meeting, 6:30pm at the Godnick Center.

Events:

*Saturday, February 8th: Night to Shine Event!  Call 779-3097 for more information!

*Sunday, February 9th: Golf tournament fundraiser at Stonehedge indoor golf! 8AM and 1PM

*Sunday, February 17th:  Valentine’s Dinner Dance, 1-4pm, @ the Elks’ in Rutland.

*Wednesday, February 20th: Bingo at the Bardwell, 4-5pm.  Come join us for some fun and great prizes!

*Wednesday, February 27th: Disabilities Awareness Day in Montpelier!  Call ARC today if you would like to join us!

Need transportation to one of these events?  Give ARC a call at least 24 hours in advance!

ARC’s 2019 Memberships are now payable!  Remember that you MUST have current membership to apply for the Maggie Pak Award in the fall!

Call 775-1370 for a ride or current info.

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