Author Archives The Arc

  • #JoinTheFight, Vote this Thursday! All across the country, The Arc chapters are reaching out today because it’s critical that you #JoinOurFight to save Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. This is a make or break week for the future of Medicaid and access to health care for people with disabilities, their families, and direct support professionals. Congress is […]

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  • Try as he might, Lexington High Student Vaj James Runkle could not stop smiling as he and his teammates came to the stage one by one to receive their athletic letters. When it was his turn, Runkle sprinted forward, beaming with pride, toward Principal Melissa C. Rawl. Runkle’s exuberance mirrored that of other students from […]

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  • Celebrate the achievements of all people with developmental disabilities this month. March is proclaimed Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with regards to The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). These three organizations have come together to create awareness around developmental […]

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  • COLUMBIA — The Arc of the Midlands is incredibly grateful for the sponsorships provided by the South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) to bring inclusive programs and opportunities to all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DD Council sponsors programs related to community supports, health, self-advocacy and employment. The Arc@Work is one of our programs […]

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  • Dutch Fork High School students were treated to a first class experience with a recent trip to the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs during an Arc@Work exploration trip. Students in self-contained classes met and interviewed with state government employees who helped them gain a better understanding for their future independence. The mock interviews […]

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  • From The Arc blog Washington, DC – In reaction to the news that a Chicago area teenager with reported cognitive disabilities was brutally beaten by four assailants while being held captive over the weekend, The Arc released the following statement: “The charges fit the crime – this hateful act by four people including one classmate […]

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  • From Disability Scoop Tucked inside a larger bill signed by President Barack Obama this week is a tweak to federal law that’s designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to save money. Under the new law, individuals with disabilities can create a special needs trust for themselves rather than relying on others to […]

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  • By Quincy S. Abbot, Friend and Past National President of The Arc Bob was one of the humblest of men and also one of the most outspoken of men when urging that individuals with intellectual disabilities have the right to live as other humans live. Bob approached each person as a friend. Each person had […]

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  • Make some Christmas memories with your family and friends this year. There are so many opportunities in the Midlands area going on right now. Check out the following ideas. If there are any questions, a contact will be listed by the event. Merry Christmas! Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park is a crowd […]

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  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have more opportunities to work in fulfilling and competitive jobs thanks to The Arc@Work, an innovative workforce program. The Arc@Work is leading the way in developing creative workforce solutions for the government and private sector by connecting employers with talented employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities and supporting the recruitment, […]

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