Celebrate Christmas in July with Don Alhart and The Arc of Monroe!

Few places in the Rochester area generate so many fond memories than Sibley’s Department Store. Couple that with Rochester television legend Don Alhart, and you have a match made in nostalgia heaven. The iconic department store was a landmark in downtown Rochester until it closed in 1990. To commemorate and remember the magic of Sibley’s, WHAM-TV, Channel 13 anchor Don Alhart, has created a book called “Sibley’s Christmas Adventure.” Stop by The Mercantile on Main at the historic Sibley building in downtown Rochester on Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pick up your copy of this …

Looking Forward to the Next Adventure

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When Barbara Wale finishes her tenure at The Arc of Monroe at the end of this month, she will have spent over 40 years working in the field of disability and human services with a professional record that boasts extraordinary contributions to the field. Wale has dedicated her life and her career in service to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Remarkably, all of those years have been with The Arc of Monroe, where she started in 1978 as a speech pathologist. Five years later, she was promoted to Director of Clinical Services and in only one year, became Director …

A Match Made for the Holidays

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Doug Hoyt has wanted to illustrate books since he was a little kid. So when he got the opportunity to make his dream come true, he jumped at the chance. Hoyt has teamed up with Rochester broadcast legend Don Alhart to produce a holiday children’s book this season. The 13-WHAM anchor had his own dream – to create a holiday book about a nostalgic memory of his that centered on Sibley’s Toyland in downtown Rochester. “Sibley’s Christmas Adventure,” was a story Alhart had created about “Sibley,” a mouse on a magical Christmas adventure set on the fourth floor toy department …

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 …

Kitchen renovation

Grant makes housing renovations possible

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Renovations in two of our residential houses are complete! These projects are made possible by a grant from Access to Home. Project #1 A tight kitchen space is opened up to accommodate everyone. This particular kitchen serves 10 people plus staff. An update is much-needed as many of the residents use wheelchairs and are unable to reach counters and appliances. The kitchen was very closed in there wasn’t much room for movement. Renovations include new appliances, lower counters, and an island on wheels that can be moved as necessary.  Architect Dave Strabel worked closely with our team here to provide …

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 …

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Determining autism in children

Programs and Services

In our current world of social media, we are quick to post updates about our children.  When they walk, their first words, playdates with their friends.  While it can be great to stay so connected, it seems that this is also increasing parent’s concerns about their children and if they are developing appropriately.  Seeing a similar aged child meeting developmental milestones sooner than your child can often cause parents to worry.  It is important to remember that children follow their own timelines of development, and slight variances are not usually a cause for concern.  But what is typical, and what …

Roc PrideAbility December 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!

Roc PrideAbility November 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!