“In A Different Key” Free Movie Premiere

April is Autism Awareness Month and to mark the occasion, The Arc of Monroe and AutismUp will present a free screening of “In A Different Key.” The event is generously sponsored by Dixon Schwabl and Company. DATE: Thursday, April 28 TIME: Doors open at 5:45 pm with film screening at 6 pm LOCATION: The Theater At Innovation Square, 131 Chestnut St, Rochester. COST: Tickets are free, but you must have one to attend the event. OPTIONAL VIP RECEPTION: $20 per person, 5 to 5:45 pm “In A Different Key” is the highly anticipated documentary about the history of autism and …

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

Employment, 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 Accounting Manager, Anatasia Bazzett, loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Inclusive Environment I love working at the Arc for many reasons. In addition to the agency pushing its Mission to the forefront of service delivery, the agency also works very dedicatedly to create an inclusive environment that extends beyond a person’s abilities. It also embraces cultural diversity …

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

Employment, 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 Vice President of Programs & Services Mike Catalano loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Amazing People we Support and Staff I love working at The Arc because of the people we support and our staff. I learn something new every day and I have more appreciation for the little things, because I think we take so many things …

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

Employment, 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 Direct Support Specialist Rachel Rutledge loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Doing Something that Matters I enjoy working at The Arc because I get to do a job that actually matters – I’m making a difference in the lives of the people we support. Not only that, but I wanted to work somewhere where I could grow …

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

Employment, 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 Vice President Community and Employment Services Linda Riggs loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Making a Difference I love working at the Arc because I am inspired by the dedication, commitment, compassion, and caring I see every day from our staff and the people we support. Not a day goes by that I don’t personally witness kind …

2021 Employee Milestone Celebration

Employment, Staff Perspectives, What's In The News

On September 30, 2021, The Arc of Monroe held the 2021 Employee Milestone Celebration. Employees are at the heart and soul of The Arc of Monroe, and it was exciting to celebrate at Shadow Lake Golf Club with the honorees from milestone years including 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, and 35 years. We celebrated longevity and honored each of those who reached a milestone in their career at The Arc of Monroe. As we hit the20-year milestone mark, we wanted to do something extra special for those who have given so much of …

September is Deaf Awareness Month & International Week of the Deaf Begins September 20

Advocacy, Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

September is Deaf Awareness Month and International Week of the Deaf begins September 20! The first International Day of the Deaf was first celebrated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in 1958. The day of awareness was later extended to a full week, becoming the International Week of the Deaf (IWD). Deaf Awareness Week (IWD) is a national week of celebrating deafness. It is observed annually throughout the last full week of September (to commemorate the first World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, which took place in September 1951). The week focuses on promoting the positive aspects of deafness, encouraging …

Better Together

A discussion between law enforcement and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join us for an engaging discussion about the interactions between law enforcement and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Hear perspectives from people with I/DD, support staff, and law enforcement while participating in this inclusive community discussion, with the intent of building awareness and collaboration. It is presented by The Arc of Monroe and the Advocacy Alliance, whose mission is to build and prioritize the voice of people with disabilities. Date: Wednesday, September 22 from 1 to 2:30 pm Presented virtually via Zoom. Register below for link. Presenter Lt. …

Annual Awards Celebration Held in June

Programs and Services

This year’s 2021 Annual Business Meeting was a wonderful celebration held this June to honor four people that who have shown exceptional dedication and excellence at The Arc of Monroe. Held at the RIT Inn & Conference Center, four awards were presented, including the Weckesser Award, Walsh Award, Roger J. Robach Award and Robert & Winifred Wagner Award. Weckesser Award In 1998, The Weckesser Family established the Weckesser Award as a means to honor an individual who receives services at The Arc of Monroe. Nominees included Clyde Tisdale and Sue Wheeler, while this year’s winner was Dorothy Gilvens. Dorothy was …

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Pre-vocational College Student Lands Therapy Dog Internship

COVID-19, Health and Wellness, Programs and Services, Stories Of People We Support

Morgan is a freshman in the LifePrep@Naz program. She showed up day one ready to hit the ground running! But with Covid restrictions, the program wasn’t allowed to send the students on internships last semester. However, this semester, Morgan has been chosen to start a 4-year long internship. Morgan will be working with an Occupational Therapy Professor, who has a therapy dog on campus. Morgan is a huge dog lover so this is perfect for her! She will be taking the therapy dog from an office, walk her around campus and allow her to interact with college students on camps. …