Why Inclusion Matters and How The Strong National Museum of Play Showcases Inclusion

Programs and Services, Stories Of People We Support

Fairport Day Services is one of many programs at The Arc of Monroe that encourages community exploration and empowers the people we support to live more fulfilling lives. Recently, Fairport Day Services hit the road for a visit to Strong National Museum of Play. From the outset of their visit, The Strong displayed inclusion in a myriad of ways. From offering an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, to having wheelchair accessible exhibits, to offering sensory-friendly accommodations, The Strong ensured that each guest felt welcomed and valued in the museum. “Inclusion is beyond the wheelchair ramp to get into the door …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you want to love what you do? Then maybe a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 reasons Residential DSP, Toshia Rolle-Thompson, loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Why do you love working at The Arc? I love learning about the people we support and just seeing their faces light up when they accomplish something. It makes them feel good, and that makes me feel good knowing that I helped them to accomplish their goal. …

7 Tips for Protecting Skin While Supporting People with IDD

Health and Wellness

With the people we support at The Arc of Monroe getting older and having more medical complexities, one of the most important things we can do is protect their skin. Pressure ulcers (AKA “bedsores”) are a dangerous type of skin breakdown that can lead to infection, pain, or even death. They are caused by pressure on an area of skin that interferes with blood flow to the area causing the skin and underlying tissues to break down. A mild pressure ulcer may just look like redness or discoloration on the skin, but if left untreated, it can progress through the …