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  • From The Arc blog Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following the defeat of the Health Care Freedom Act in the United States Senate: “Never underestimate the power of the disability community, who took on this civil rights fight for themselves and future generations. “The defeat of this disastrous health care bill […]

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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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  • 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 If you are uninsured or looking for affordable health insurance, now is the time for you to look! During “open enrollment” you can purchase private health insurance through the marketplace in each state. Depending on your income, you may be eligible for assistance with your health insurance costs. If you currently […]

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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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  • Learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder at the fall forum Oct. 18 in Columbia. This is a free forum hosted by the South Carolina Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, The Arc of the Midlands and SC Developmental Disabilities Council. Sign up by clicking the link: FASD_conference_flyer with ceu. Dr. Sandra Kelly will present her research and […]

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  • ​Website Home ​ ​September 19,  2014 ​​​​​​Join the Plant Yourself team in Soda City this Saturday and let’s get growing!This Green Chairs project is one part of the Mixed Greens program sponsored in part by the SC Developmental Disabilities Council. Join us on Saturday morning anytime from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. surrounded by local […]

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  • ​ ​Website Home    September 12,  2014  Special Edition Plant Yourself is launching at Soda City in one week! Are you ready for some fun? This Green Chairs project is one part of the Mixed Greens program sponsored in part by the SC Developmental Disabilities Council. Join us Saturday, Sept. 20 surrounded by local vendors selling […]

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