How Do Our Brains Respond To Trauma?

Health and Wellness

Our brains are amazing. They are the control centers for our whole body, and they make us who we are. But for some people, it can feel like they are fighting a constant battle with their brain.  People who have experienced trauma, such as violence, abuse, a serious injury or a natural disaster, are at risk for developing a condition called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD impacts the way in which a person’s brain functions. There are three specific areas of the brain that are impacted by traumatic events. The first is called the amygdala. The amygdala’s job is to …

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   …

LifePrep@Naz Information Session II

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 II Date: 11/13/19 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.

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