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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 […]

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Business News

February is for Members

For over 60 years, The Arc has been at the forefront of civil rights and inclusion of people with IDD. We have fought to close institutions, open school doors, and provide access to community supports. In addition to influencing public policy, The Arc of Delaware maintains 83 safe and affordable neighborhood homes while providing employment […]

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Grants News

New initiative for self-advocacy

The Arc of Delaware is pleased to announce that it has received a renewable $25,000 grant from the Delaware Disabilities Council to support development of a new statewide self-advocacy program in 2022! The goal of the project is to establish a strong, core group of Delaware self-advocates, led by people with disabilities, that will continue […]

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News Outreach

Ursuline Students Host Holiday Party

Kudos to Ursuline Academy for sharing the joy of the holidays by hosting a Christmas party on December 7th for 49 people with IDD. Since 2006, Ursuline has reached out to The Arc of Delaware for help with inviting group home residents and others with IDD to this annual school tradition. Upper school students worked […]

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Social

Holiday Lunch with Santa

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Arc of Delaware holiday event on December 4, 2021. This year, under sunny and unseasonably warm skies, we hosted a Christmas-themed “Park and Eat” lunch at Wyoming United Methodist church in Dover. About 125 visitors drove through the line to receive pizza and soda from volunteer “elves,” […]

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Fundraising News

A Time for Giving

Dear Members and Supporters, Thank you so much for all your support in the last year! Because you believe in our mission, The Arc of Delaware was able to continue advocating for the estimated 27,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Delaware. Because you care about people with IDD, we were able to […]

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News Social

Halloween Fun

Responding to constant requests for a “live event”, The Arc of Delaware held its premier Halloween drive-through event in Dover on October 23, 2021. The weather was great, and spirits were high. More than 100 individuals attended, most in costume. Some walked in, some rode through with a driver and others arrived as groups in […]

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Business News

New Board of Directors

The Arc of Delaware annual business meeting was a virtual event in 2021. Held on October 13, Executive Director Susannah Eaton-Ryan and current officers provided a recap of the past year’s activities, presented the 2020 annual report, and reported on other business items. The Arc of Delaware members then elected their 2021-2022 Board of Directors. […]

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Business News

New Executive Director Named

The Arc of Delaware is very pleased to introduce its new Executive Director, Susannah Eaton-Ryan. Susannah joined the organization in 2010, serving as Director of Employment before expanding her responsibilities to also include Outreach and Social/Recreation programs in 2011. Prior to joining The Arc, Susannah served as Senior Vice President of Operations at The Food […]

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Business News

Updated web site

We’re excited to announce a refreshed upgrade to The Arc of Delaware web site. This updated look modernizes our digital presence while keeping all of the helpful information about our advocacy, services, events and news easily available from the front page. The navigation is simpler and some interactive content provides for more visitor engagement. Please […]