Employment'S ARCHIVE

  • 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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  • From The Arc blog In honor of National Disability Employment Month, we interviewed Max, a member of The Arc of the Midlands. A young man with autism, Max’s passion for technology recently led him to pursue and ultimately secure a position at the technology giant Microsoft. Let’s catch up with him to see how his […]

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  • Nov. 20, 2015 • Connect with us! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website   The Arc of the Midlands is growing! If you haven’t heard by now, ​The Arc of the Midlands has moved into a bigger office space at 529 South Lake Drive. We have more office space​ in addition to a laundry area […]

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  • Website Home  ♦  Sept. 11,  2015   Let’s Talk launches its leadership program The Let’s Talk self-advocacy and leadership/media program launched last week at Burton Center and United Cerebral Palsy of SC. We are excited to bring education and training to all clients at these day programs so they can learn to speak up for themselves […]

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  • ​   ​Website Home January 30,  2015 Don’t forget to remember these dates! All Lexington-Richland District 5 special needs students are invited to a middle and high school transition fair Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Irmo High School’s cafeteria. This information fair provides parents and students with information and resources to make transitioning smoother. There will be 22 providers plus refreshments […]

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  • Dec. 19, 2014 The Arc of the Midlands ​ABLE Act overwhelmingly passes U.S. Senate; moves on to President Obama Article from Disability Scoop The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to send legislation to the president establishing a new way for people with disabilities to save money without risking their government benefits. Lawmakers voted 76 to […]

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  • (Published in The Newberry Observer on Sept. 3, 2014) What would you do if you didn’t have your main group of friends? What if your club or group were taken away from you and suddenly your circle of associates was cut down? The emotions you would feel are what people with intellectual and developmental disabilities […]

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  • Yesterday, The Arc submitted comments to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) calling on the federal government to become a model employer of people with disabilities, including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). “While the last few years have seen some modest increases in the numbers of people with disabilities employed by the federal government, […]

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  • This week, President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contract workers, including people with disabilities. This order applies to new contracts beginning January 1, 2015, and will apply to replacements for expiring contracts as well as new agreements. “The Arc is pleased that President Obama took […]

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