About 260 friends came together in November at Wyoming UM church in Dover to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with dance, food and fun. We met several first-timers this month and hope you will come back and join us again soon. Out on the floor, DJ Lori showed the enthusiastic dancers how to “wobble till they […]
Annual Appeal 2022
Dear Members and Supporters: Thank you so much for all your support in the last year! Your generosity enabled The Arc of Delaware to continue promoting and protecting the rights of about 27,000 people with intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD) in Delaware. Your caring allowed us to continue providing housing, employment and outreach services that […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Great Day for Golf!
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]