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

 ARC Rutland Area’s June 2018 Activities

Continuing to Celebrate 60 Years Old!

* Throughout the month, look for the ARC window display in 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?

Sunday, June 10th: ARC Spring Fling Dance @ Godnick Center, 1-4PM

Monday, June 11th : Heather Kent’s first day as Executive Director!!!

*2nd Tuesday, June 12th: Self Advocacy @ Education & Wellness Ctr, 6:30 -8 PM

Saturday, June 16th: Aktion Service @ Relay For Life, 10 – 2PM

*3rd Tuesday, June 19th: ARC Board of Directors @ American Legion, 6-7:30 PM

*4th Tuesday, June 26nd: Aktion Club @ GARDEN for Planting; 6:30-8 PM

Wednesday, June 27th: Aktion Service @ Genisys Mtn. View; 4-5 PM

Thursday, June 28th : Lisa Lynch’s last day as Executive Director!!!

 

ARC’s 2018 Memberships are now due.

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

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