person centered language information session

Information Session: Person Centered Language

Information Session for teachers, special education staff and care coordinators Topic: Person Centered Language Training synopsis: Language is the most important way we show respect to each other. As the words we use continue to evolve , it’s important to be aware of the labels and stereotypes that language perpetuates. We’ll have an interactive discussion on how we can use language that is respectful and inclusive, and why this is important. Presenter: Brian Potvin, Arc of Monroe – Personal Outcome Measures Interviewer   Where: 2060 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd. 14623   When: Thursday, November 21st, 2019, 3pm – 4pm   …

Guardianship Coordinator

From Direct Support to Guardianship

Staff Perspectives

Terri Lazeski has a long history of helping people. Some of her first experiences include taking care of a boy who had a feeding tube and working at a summer camp for children with disabilities while she was in high school. She graduated with a degree in education and learning disabilities and started her career at the Arc of Monroe at our Clover Hills house in a direct support role. This was her first full time job in the field.  She worked at this location for a year and then moved to Lambert (formerly Crittenden) as a Team Leader, working …

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Hiring people with disabilities is a social responsibility

Employment

Hiring people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is a social responsibility Instant Monogramming began in the living room of majority owner Debi Bloom 36 years ago. It is now a 13-person operation on University Avenue in Rochester, NY. Rebecca Hetherington, daughter of Debi Bloom and part owner of the small business, is being honored as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) for their efforts in hiring and promoting people with disabilities. In response to their award Rebecca humbly states, “I am surprised and confused. We just try to be nice to everyone.” Our community is lucky to have …

Lunch & Learn for Care Coordinators

Lunch & Learn for Care Coordinators: Guardianship

Topic: Guardianship – Review of End of Life Planning and Requirements   Training synopsis: At this learning workshop, we will explore how Guardianship Advocates become a part of a person’s life to support them in making important decisions in the areas of medical care, legal matters and finances, and what requirements there are for both people who are part of the program and their advocates.   Presenter: Shelley VanLare, The Arc of Monroe’s Director of Guardianship – Per Diem & Nurse Educator   Where: 2060 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd. 14623   When: Friday Oct. 18th from noon-1pm   RSVP: Reserve …

Car Wash Fundraiser for Arc Alliance

Arc Alliance, the Arc of Monroe’s Self-Advocacy group, is holding a car wash to raise money that will help offset costs of conferences for members that would like to attend (ie. SANYS Statewide Conference 2019). Date: Saturday, 9/28/19 Time: 12P-4P Location: Lambert Campus, 2657 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623   This is a FREE event though donations will be accepted.

Dance Performance

A Moving Experience Performance at Al Sigl Center

This performance is open to the entire community. A Moving Experience, the modern dance troupe from the Arc of Monroe’s Community Connections program, will perform at the Al Sigl Center’s gymnasium on 10/3/19 from 12:30PM to 1:30 PM. This is a FREE event! Al Sigl Center 1000 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620