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Grants News

Kent County Levy Court Grant

Thank you to Kent County Levy Court for awarding The Arc of Delaware a $1,000 Community Service grant in 2022. These supplemental funds will be used to support our services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially our Social/Recreational programs.

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Advocacy News

New Federal Guidance on School Discipline

The Department of Education, Office for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released their long-anticipated Discipline Guidance Package in July, 2022. The guidance documents provide information and clarity on school-based discipline processes including: restraint and seclusion, informal removals, threat/risk assessments, and interactions with law enforcement and how those […]

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Grants News

Thank You, Delaware General Assembly

A big thanks to the Delaware General Assembly for providing The Arc of Delaware with a grant of $15,000 in 2022. These Grant-In-Aid funds are appropriated each year by the Delaware General Assembly to support the activities of non-profit organizations that provide services to the citizens of Delaware. The Arc will use these supplementary funds […]

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Advocacy News

SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act

The following press release was issued by The Arc of the U.S. on May 5, 2022. The Arc Supports Bill to Allow People with Disabilities to Earn and Save More Money Washington, D.C. – The Arc supports a bipartisan bill introduced in Congress to finally give people with disabilities and older Americans significantly more freedom […]

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Grants News

BofA Grant Supports Employment Program

A big thank you to Bank of America for awarding $20,000 to The Arc of Delaware in support of its employment program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This grant will be used to bolster the placement and follow-along services we provide for employment success, including job coaching, goal setting and soft skill […]

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Advocacy

JFC Approves Benchmark Funds for DSP Providers

Across the country, individuals and families have felt the painful loss of direct care professionals (DSPs). These skilled and essential home health workers, who provide many adults with IDD the hands-on support they need to live, work and socialize in their communities, earn much less than their value, averaging about $12/hour(1). Poor pay for demanding […]

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News Social

Outdoor Dance Welcomes Summer

Thanks to D.J. Lori T., the music was non-stop and thanks to the Wesley Women in Faith, plenty of refreshments were available as The Arc of Delaware kicked off summer with an outdoor dance on May 28th. With plenty of room for moves in the parking lot of the Wyoming U.M. church in Dover, this […]

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Grants News

Thank you, Allstate Foundation!

A big thank you to the Allstate Foundation for supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And special thanks to Allstate agent Tavis Navarro, who nominated The Arc of Delaware for this $500 Helping Hand grant. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing […]

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Fundraising News

Run/Walk/Roll 2022 Finishes Strong

A big thanks to everyone who participated in The Arc of Delaware 2022 Virtual Run/Walk/Roll! Thanks to your enthusiasm and the generosity of donors, we raised over $6000 to help support our advocacy and programs throughout the state. The winning team with the most donations, for the second year in a row, was Kimmy’s Fundraiser. […]

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Advocacy News

Calling all advocates!

At the end of March, advocates and members of Congress gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to show their support for disability rights, including a much-needed investment in Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The good news is that the U.S. House of Representatives has already passed the Build Back Better […]