Chronic Pain and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Health and Wellness

Studies have shown that pain has long been recognized to have a negative effect on emotional status, ability to work, social activities, interpersonal relationships, and functional ability and leads to the increased utilization of healthcare services. I chose this topic because it is personal to me. I have bone-on-bone arthritis in my hip, and my quality of life has been greatly effected because the pain is exhausting.  With that said, I am lucky because I have the tools to either ask for help or get help myself. Can you imagine having chronic pain and not being able to express your …

Community Connections to Project SEARCH: Cedric Burton’s Transition

Stories Of People We Support

Empowering people to achieve their goals and thrive in their communities is The Arc of Monroe’s primary mission. It’s always incredibly rewarding for staff to watch people they support work hard and see their dreams come to fruition. Cedric Burton is one of those people. Cedric knew that he wanted a job someday. As he explored job readiness services, he started attending Community Connections, a program at The Arc of Monroe that allowed him to volunteer with his peers, as well as receive classroom instruction centered on gaining various job skills. “We do a mixture of volunteering and core room. …

“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 …

Roc PrideAbility July 2020

Meetings are open to the entire community. These meetings occur the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5:00pm at the OutAlliance, 100 College Avenue, Rochester, NY. PrideAbility is an exciting initiative, sponsored by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, to expand LGBTQIA Advocacy across New York for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Join the LGBTQIA ID/DD Movement!

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn for Direct Support and Care Coordinators

        Topic: Intro to Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation Training synopsis: This session provides an overview of the Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation.  We will explain our work, our purpose, the resources available to providers and CCOs as well as open a dialogue of how we can be a support in your work over the next five years. Presenter: Melody Johnson, Director of Learning & Professional Development Where: 2060 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd. 14623 When: Friday Dec. 13th from noon-1pm **Free box lunch provided by the ArcDeli** RSVP: Reserve your spot today by filling out the form …

Friends of The Arc Tour 10/25/19

Join us for a “Friends of The Arc” tour on Friday, October 25, 2019. Schedule of Activities: 8:30 AM Meet at 2060 Brighton Henrietta TL Road for a bagel breakfast, coffee and a quick introduction to The Arc from Agency President/CEO Barb Wale 8:45 AM  Board the tour bus to visit three Arc program locations: Day habilitation program at the James V.C. Lambert Enrichment Campus Community Arts Connection day program focusing on art enrichment activities An Arc residential home in Henrietta 11:30 AM Return to The Arc main office, thank you for your time!  

LifePrep@Naz Information Session I

Join us for a LifePrep@Naz Information Session and Nazareth College campus tour. To register contact Janice M. Fortuna,, 585-472-9735 with your name and the number of people attending. Nazareth College will contact registrants with parking and location information about one week prior to the session. Session I Date: 10/16/19 Time: 9:30a-11:00a Location: Nazareth Collge, exact on-campus location TBD   LifePrep@Naz is a collaboration between the Arc of Monroe, Victor Central School District, and Nazareth College. Participants attend college classes, participate in vocational internships, and enjoy a vibrant campus social life. Nazareth College students provide academic support, peer mentorship, and friendship.