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By Briana Pelton
Artists express themselves through their work. As an artist, Chris expresses his ability to display his creativity in meaningful ways while supporting his growing strength to communicate. Chris has participated at The Arc since 2015. For the last 4 years, he thrives with the support of his family and The Arc. Every...
By Madeline Merchant
When I think of someone who exemplifies The Way of The Arc, I think of Glizelia. Glizelia is the Family Support and Recreation Coordinator, which is a shorter way of saying she does many things. She is a facilitator, runs self-advocacy groups during the day and evenings until 7 p.m., sometimes waiting for rides, and...
By Josh Preville
Melissa is always Thinking Team First. She does this every month but recently showcased this fundamental numerous times. On one occasion, a staff member in a different group needed to go home early due to sudden illness. Melissa volunteered to put her project on hold and jump into this other group, successfully...
By Colby OBrien
Are you an iPhone user? After downloading the latest update, you might be surprised to notice your emoji library has expanded yet again (by 59 to be exact). Emojis are "image characters" and advance the way we talk via text or web....
By Madeline Merchant
Imagine your entire life changing in an instant. One moment you are a homeowner who has a job that keeps you on the road for work, who spends weekends cooking for family and friends; then, in a split second, everything changes. Joe has lived with that reality every day since 2001 when he experienced a major stroke....
By Ashley LaBossiere
Todd joined The Arc’s Day Habilitation Program in March of 2001 only one month after the program opened. He quickly developed a routine that stuck with him over the next eighteen years skipping into the building from his bus singing “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” and humming the “Batman” theme song on his departure....
By John Ronan
Heather began working at Hannaford Supermarkets in 2014 as a Service Clerk in the Front-End Department. With support from The Arc, Heather’s training went smoothly with high performance during her first 90 days. Once she passed her review, Heather met weekly with The Arc's employment team for an opportunity to discuss...
By John Ronan
The Arc’s employment team continues to empower individuals for the workforce and recently has prepared rigorously for a job fair held on July 17 at the Great Wolf Lodge. The employment team started with the basics such as creating a resume, job interest assessments, and role-playing. The opportunity to have dozens of...
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