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 Activities for July 2018

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ARC bids a fond farewell to Executive Director Lisa Lynch, and welcomes Heather Kent!

Friendly Reminder: ARC is CLOSED Wednesday, July 4th.  Happy Independence Day!

  • Every Tuesday/Adaptive Fitness and Thursday/Game On! with VT Adaptive Staff at 3:30 pm at Fitness Made Fun.  We like to move it move it!
  • 2nd Tuesday, July 10th: Self Advocacy at the Education and Wellness Center, 6:30 - 8 pm
  • Saturday, July 14th: Self Advocates Car Wash, 10:00 - 2:00 PM, Ground Round, with the Rutland County Sheriff's Department!
  • Monday, July 16th:  Financial Ways and Means Committee, at 5:30 PM, ARC Office
  • 4th Tuesday, July 24th: AKtion Club, at the Garden! 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday July 25th:  AKtion BINGO at Bardwell, 4:00

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE MAGGIE PAK AWARD!  www.arcrutlandarea.org/maggie-pak-award

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, and visit our facebook page, 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