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Arc Health Services Free Virtual Information Session

FREE Virtual Webinar Event Topic: Arc Health Services Free Virtual Information Session   The Arc of Monroe is inviting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), Care Coordinators, transition aged students and their families, and community members interested in learning more about The Arc of Monroe’s OPWDD certified, out-patient, Article 16 Clinic. We will be highlighting Arc Health Services, and all of the therapeutic, habilitative and clinical services we offer to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When: Wednesday, April 21 2021 Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Presenter: Arc Health Services Included in the presentation will be information on: Traditional …

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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. …

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Celebrating 22 years at the Arc of Monroe

Staff Perspectives

Kristina knew in eighth grade that she wanted to be a Physical Therapist!  She volunteered in the PT departments at children’s hospitals while in high school to learn as much as she could.  10 years later she graduated from college with a degree and we are lucky to have her on staff at the Arc of Monroe. Kristina started her career as a Physical Therapist at Rochester Rehab.  When the Arc of Monroe decided to offer physical therapy on-site she took that opportunity and managed the launch of that service, splitting her time between the clinic and day services. Kristina …

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Mike’s “Rotten” Life

Stories Of People We Support

Mike George was born with a quite-treatable heart condition, and some routine surgery when he was nine months old was botched, impairing oxygen flow to his brain, and reducing his cognitive function.   It would be easy to say Mike has had a rotten life.  Taken from his mother’s arms within hours of birth and moved to another hospital; surgery the second day of his life; five more heart surgeries; drilling into his skull to alleviate a subdural hematoma; gallbladder surgery.  Cognitive impairment when he had awesome genes and awesome potential.   But Mike’s “rotten” life is the only thing …