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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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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 […]

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Hitting the links to help The Arc

August 2, 2021 was a sunny, balmy morning as 65 golfers began signing in and buying mulligans for The Arc of Delaware 29th Annual Tournament at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, PA. Amid smiles and anticipation, gift packs were distributed, along with event t-shirts. Foursomes had lunch or practiced on the putting green before […]

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Education News

Online advocacy curriculum now available for special education

Determining and implementing the services a student with disabilities needs at school can be overwhelming and confusing. It is not always easy for students and parents to advocate on their own for appropriate educational services, so many families seek help from a special education advocate. The Arc@School was created in 2016 to help families and […]

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Grants News

Kent Co. Levy Court supports outreach by The Arc of Delaware

A big thanks to Kent County Levy Court for awarding The Arc of Delaware a $1000 Community Service grant in support of our Outreach program. This program aims to support the independence of people with IDD in ways that maintain or enhance their dignity and quality of life. To address immediate concerns with safety, health […]

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Grants News

The Allstate Foundation supports outreach by The Arc of Delaware

Thanks to the generous contributions of Allstate agent Tony DeSanctis, The Arc of Delaware has received two $500 Helping Hands grants from The Allstate Foundation. Tony and his family have been actively supporting The Arc of Delaware for more than 14 years. In that span he has raised over $70,000 to benefit recreation programs, especially […]

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Grants News

Employment program gets boost from Bank of America

The Arc of Delaware has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Bank of America in support of our employment offerings for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This grant will enable us to expand our pre-employment services, as well as maintain the job coaching and follow-along support needed to ensure our clients’ success. “The […]