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The Arc of Delaware and CLASI file Amicus Brief Supporting Early Voting and Absentee Voting Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2024CONTACT: Margaretta Kroeger, CLASI Communications Director, mkroeger@declasi.org CLASI and The Arc of Delaware File Amicus Brief Supporting Early Voting and Absentee Voting LawsDisability Rights Organizations Urge Delaware Supreme Court to Reverse Lower Court Ruling That Disproportionately Burdens Voters with Disabilities WILMINGTON, DE — Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“CLASI”), Delaware’s designated […]

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31st Annual Golf Tournament

The Arc of Delaware continued to celebrate 70 years of grassroots advocacy in 2023 with our 31st Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction! More than 115 golfers showed up on August 7, 2023 for a beautiful afternoon on the links at Hartefeld National in Avondale, PA. After registering and finishing their lunch, the golfers had […]

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July Dances for Summer Fun

Most days this month were hot, but those summer nights were cool at the mid-summer dances hosted by The Arc of Delaware. The New Castle dance featured pizza and music by DJ Paul with help from Joey, a Salesianum High School volunteer. Whether moving to the beat or just enjoying the sound, over 200 people […]

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State of Delaware Supports Outreach

A huge thanks to the Delaware General Assembly for awarding The Arc of Delaware with $20,000 Grant-in-Aid funds to support our Outreach program. Grant-In-Aid is an appropriation made by the General Assembly to support the activities of non-profit organizations that provide services to the citizens of Delaware. The purpose of this funding is to provide […]

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WSFS Awards Outreach Grant

The WSFS Cares Foundation has awarded $2500 to The Arc of Delaware in support of our Outreach program. We truly appreciate these funds, which help us provide one-on-one assistance to people with IDD for navigating options and securing services that meet their needs. Our Outreach program helps prevent individuals from needing institutionalized living by directing […]

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Dancing through June

June was a exceptional month for dances in all three counties! New Castle welcomed over 170 guests who danced for hours to the music of DJ Paul. Volunteers from Radiant/Fulcrum (a Run/Walk/Roll sponsor), along with Gage, a student from Salesianum HS, helped serve pizza to the crowd. Kent county’s Almost Summer theme featured beachballs, balloons […]

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Bank of America Supports Expanded Employment Program

A huge thank you to Bank of America for awarding a $15,000 grant to The Arc of Delaware in support of our Employment program. This grant will be used to grow the program, which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find and keep employment while improving economic mobility. The Arc works with state Divisions […]

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Bid Bowl Fun at the Trolley Tap House

If you were at the Trolley Tap House in Wilmington on June 8, you were invited to participate in a new event we called “Bid Bowl” to benefit The Arc of Delaware. A friendly crowd of about 100 people showed up on a Thursday night to enjoy some good food and good beer. There were […]

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New Board Elected at Annual Meeting

The Arc of Delaware 2023 Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 31 at the Delaware State Troopers Association in Dover. The evening officially started with a welcome from Gary Heckert, president of The Arc of Delaware, who then introduced the keynote speaker, Dr. Bethany Hall-Long, lieutenant governor of Delaware. Lt. Governor Hall-Long recognized The […]

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May Dances Celebrate Spring

Several hundred people celebrated spring by attending The Arc of Delaware dances in New Castle and Dover in May.  Using a Memorial Day theme, the Dover dance highlighted the holiday with music, friends and fun. Dancing and games filled the evening. As always, birthday honorees were part of the celebration. A big thank you to Herr’s […]