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Dancing and Costumes and Games, Oh My!

The Mid-Del Halloween Dance in Dover was the first indoor event held after two years of Covid restrictions. Over 200 excited participants showed up ready to celebrate with their friends and get back on the dance floor. DJ Lori T spun the music favored by the crowd, and called all those born in October to […]

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2022 Annual Business Meeting and Award

Over 45 people attended The Arc of Delaware 2022 Annual Business meeting, held on October 18th at the Delaware State Troopers Association in Dover. The evening started with a social hour, refreshments and guitar music by Ed Ryan. After welcoming the audience, Executive Director Susannah Eaton-Ryan presented highlights on The Arc’s activities since the 2021 […]

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A Great Day for Golf!

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Mid-Summer Fun!

Despite the heat, about 100 people came out on a Friday night in July to enjoy music, dancing and socializing at The Arc of Delaware summer dance party in Dover. A very welcome guest that night was Andre M. Boggerty, at-large representative of the Dover City Council.  Mr. Boggerty is an advocate for The Arc, […]

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Grants News

Palmer Home Grant

Thank you to Palmer Home, Inc. for awarding $2000 to The Arc of Delaware in 2022. This Dover foundation provides funding to organizations that benefit the elderly in Kent county. The Arc of Delaware will use these funds to help meet the essential needs of people with IDD who are 60+ years old and living […]

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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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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 […]