Webinar for housing

WEBINAR For Care Coordinators: Housing Enrollment and Placement through OPWDD

WEBINAR FOR CARE COORDINATORS Topic: Webinar on Housing Enrollment and Placement Process through Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) At this Lunch and Learn event, we will review the steps that OPWDD uses when determining referrals for eligibility, recommendations and placement of people in certified and non-certified housing options within NY State. Presenters: Vacancy Management Team Members from the Regional DDRO/OPWDD Office Where: Online, Web-ex webinar When: Friday, May 8th from noon-1pm RSVP: Reserve your spot today by completing the form below or  contacting Matt Fico at (585)719-7000 or mfico@arcmonroe.org **Webinar link will be provided to all registrants prior …

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn: Maximizing Benefits and Services

LUNCH & LEARN FOR CARE COORDINATORS Topic: Maximizing Benefits and Services & Care Coordinator Frequently Asked Questions Training synopsis: James Traylor will be discussing the intersection of various public benefits, technical Medicaid questions and special needs trusts. Presenter: James Traylor is the Chartered Special Needs Consultant for Upstate Special Needs Planning. James is a sibling, advocate and professional who has focused his entire professional career in becoming the agency of choice for families planning for a family member with a disability. James regularly provides continuing education or legal, financial and tax professionals on planning for an individual with a disability …

Develop your talent

Employment

As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decided to be.”  This statement represents the drive and ambition of many employees that enrolled in the newest addition to the Arc of Monroe’s development programs. Succession Development In 2019, The Arc of Monroe began to offer Succession Development courses that provide a variety of classes designed to enrich the leadership qualities of Direct Support Professionals and Supervisors seeking further development and promotional opportunities.  While everyone that completes the program is not guaranteed a future promotion, the skills and qualities taught within the …

College Experience

Getting a college experience

Programs and Services

Victoria, or Tori, Campbell attends the Arc of Monroe’s MCC Experience program at Monroe Community College. This is her second year in the MCC Experience program. About MCC Experience MCC Experience is a higher education transitional service that prepares people such as Tori for employment. Through classroom learning, participating in campus activities, internships and volunteering Tori is learning all the necessary skills that will help her reach her goals. This program shares a classroom with Greece Central School District. Together they work on survival skills, career development, go to the fitness center, socialize at College Hours, and participate in clubs …

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 …

MCC Experience

Program Highlights of MCC Experience

Stories Of People We Support

To support college experience programs like these please consider making a donation. Community Involvement By: Timothy Hannon & Britnaie Smith On September 4, we went to a Welcome Back with SEGA college hour. During the college hour there was free brunch food, there were sunglasses to bring home that said, “My future’s so bright I gotta wear shades”. On the first Friday of September, we went to an Underground Railroad reenactment that was put together by the A.M.E. Zion church. Then we took a walking tour with one of the reenactors to find out about Rochester during the time of …

Transition Service

Creating a Life After High School

Join us Mondays – October 21 & 28; November 4, 18 & 25 5:00–8:00 pm Dinner is provided each night. Al Sigl Center 1000 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 TOPIC Creating a Life after High School is a five-session program designed for students and their family members as they plan for life after high school. Learn about opportunities and find answers to the questions that are on everyone’s minds: • Where can I live? • What are the opportunities for learning? • Where can I work? • What can I do for fun? • What agencies can help to provide …

Transition Service

College experience participants out and about in Rochester

Programs and Services

Our Monroe Community College (MCC) Experience participants had a busy summer and wrote about the experiences below. Support college experience programs like these by making a DONATION now. Community Involvement By: Britanie Smith & Alexander Gresens We went to the Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St John Fisher College.We played games with LifePrep@Naz students, like a Family Feud game! We took some individual photos with the mascot and then a group photo after. We took a group photo with LifePrep. We went to Charlotte Beach and we had fun in the sun plus some people decided to walk on the …

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Youth with autism can get job training

Programs and Services

As Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis increases, how can we help prepare youth on the spectrum for adulthood?  In April of 2018 the Arc of Monroe’s Job Path service launched the Autism Community Employment Initiative (ACE Initiative) to help high-school aged youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  This service is in collaboration with Norman Howard and provides students with a short-term internship program that teaches work readiness skills.  Norman Howard works with ACCES-VR to place students in this service. Before the internship begins, students participate in after-school work readiness training to prepare for the experience.  This training focuses on regulating emotions, handling …

Job Path eases way for people with disabilities

Programs and Services

Home / Today’s Top Stories / Job Path eases way for people with disabilities By: Velvet Spicer February 22, 2019 At 21, Marcus Sample is well on his way to realizing a dream of culinary entrepreneurship, a result of connections made through Job Path, a division of the Arc of Monroe that he otherwise might not have made. Marcus Sample “Job path was suggested by my mom because a lot of the interviews I went to I had trouble setting up myself in a presentable way for them,” Sample explained. “I had a really tough time trying to go into the interviews with a positive …