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 October 2018 Activities

Continuing to Celebrate 60 Years Old!

 

*ARC will be CLOSED Monday, October 8th, and Wednesday October 17th-Thursday October 18th.  We’re moving on up, to the fourth floor, to a deluxe apartment in the sky…well, at least bigger than our current office!  Come check us out when we reopen on the 22nd!

 

*October 11th: Paint and Sip Coffee at Ruff Life Fundraiser.  Center St., Rutland  Come join us for some yummy toasty warm beverages and a lot of fun!

 

* 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, October 9th: Self Advocacy @ Education & Wellness Ctr, 6:30 -8 PM

 

*3rd Tuesday October 16th: Board meeting, American Legion 6-7:30 PM

 

*4th Tuesday October 23rd: Aktion Club @ Godnick Center

 

*Wednesday, October 24th: Aktion Club at Genesis Nursing Home

 

*Sunday October 28th: Halloween Costume Dance @ Castleton American Legion.  Prize to the best overall costume!

 

ARC’s 2018 Memberships are now due.

 

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

 

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