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Incredible Angels to host spaghetti dinner


The Incredible Angels will be holding their spaghetti dinner from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in the Arc Way Café, which is located on the Arc of Steuben’s Industrial Park campus, 1 Arc Way, Bath.

The cost is $8 and includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad and bread. Take-out orders are also available.

For more information, email incredibleangels@arcofsteuben.org.


Arc of Steuben invites the community

 to celebrate the agency's

 50th anniversary at a free block party

Come celebrate the Arc of Steuben’s 50th anniversary. We will be holding a block party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at our Industrial Park complex off Route 54 between Bath and Hammondsport.

The event includes a barbecued pork luncheon, games for the kids, tours of the building and live music by Blue Eyed Soul. And it’s all free of charge.

For more information, call 776-4146.

We hope to see you on Sept. 20.

Naples named Associate of the Month for August

Service Coordinator Darla Naples was named the Arc of Steuben’s Associate of the Month for August.

Darla was nominated because of the time and care she puts into person-centered planning in order to provide the best service possible for the individuals she serves.

Person-centered planning is a philosophy that guides much of what takes place at the Arc of Steuben. It involves bringing the people the Arc of Steuben serves into the planning process. They are an active participant in the planning of their services, programs, social activities and other areas that have an impact on their lives.

During one such session, Darla found out that the life-long dream of one of the people she serves was to swim with dolphins. Darla put additional time and effort into making that dream become a reality.

Darla contacted MarineLand Canada and secured complementary tickets for the individual, her husband and two staff members to visit the park. Park officials also gave the woman Darla serves an opportunity to feed, pet and spend time with the dolphins after one of the shows.

Thanks in part to funds from the Wish on an Arc Star program, which provides grants to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Darla was able to give one of the individuals she serves an experience she’ll never forget.

“Darla never thought twice about doing all of this, but instead considers this as part of her job responsibility,” Darla’s nomination letter said. “ In fact, she has used the Wish Upon an Arc Star Award several times. Darla wants the individuals she supports to experience their life-long dreams and to meet their goals. Darla will use every avenue she can think of to make this happen. Darla truly deserves to be recognized as an exceptional employee . She goes above and beyond in all that she does. It is an honor to work with Darla and we are grateful for the exemplary work that she provides to everyone on her caseload.”

Also nominated in August were Cheryl Johnson, a Direct Service Professional at the agency’s VanScoter Street residence, Daniel Cruz, who is employed as the Temp Residence Coordinator Assistant at the Hamilton Street residence, and Maria Bauman,  Production Supervisor.



Arc of Steuben to host workshop

on self-directed services


The Arc of Steuben and the Family Resource Network will present an information workshop on self-directed services from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Arc of Steuben’s Industrial Park Complex, 1 Arc Way, Bath, N.Y.
This workshop will provide information for individuals, families and caregivers on what Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)-funded self-directed services are and how they work.
Participants will have the chance to develop a basic understanding about creating an initial service plan for the individual with an intellectual or developmental disability and identifying what their responsibilities will be and who they will be working with during the process
For more information or to register, call 607 437-0077 or visit www.register@familyrn.org.

Self-Advocacy Association to hold

 annual meeting

The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State will be holding its annual self-advocacy conference Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 at the Marriott Hotel in Albany.

The keynote speaker will be Mike Kennedy, who recently published a book about his life entitled “My Life In Institutions and My Way Out.”

Registration can be done online at http://sanys.org/news/?page_id=1780. Information and registration forms can also be received by calling 518.382.1454.


NYSARC announces logo contest

for 2015 convention

NYSARC is looking for aspiring artists to design a logo for its 2015 convention.

The logo design contest is open to individuals who receive services from the Arc of Steuben, agency associates, family members of associates and individuals receiving services, Arc of Steuben members, middle school and high school students in grades 7-12 and New York college students.

The theme of the 2015 convention is “NYSARC and You - Making the Journey Together.” The person who submits the design that is chosen for next year’s convention will receive an iPad.
The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15. For more information about submission rules click here.

For an entry form, click here.

People with developmental disabilities have dreams.They want a good life. They want to be part of their communities. They want to soar.

We help them. Since 1964, Arc of Steuben has supported people with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn life skills, build careers for themselves and live as independently as possible.

We help them do more. We help you and your community with the businesses we operate. We provide Steuben County's largest network of public transportation. We match employers to talented employees.

We help people with developmental disabilities soar. When they soar, they help you soar.

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A Success Story : Transitioning from School to Work

NEW LENDING LIBRARY is Searchable and User Friendly!          

 The complete catalog for the Arc of Steuben’s Lending Library is now on the website.  The library is searchable by category, with the categories listed on Books_small.jpgthe page.  You can also use the Search field to search by title, author, topic or type of media (book, cd, dvd, game, etc.).

 To use the library catalog select the Resources menu above and click on Lending Library, or click here.

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I am truly enjoying my employment for the Arc of Steuben. I am obtaining my Masters Degree in Human Services Management in hopes to achieve other positions. ”


NEW:  Financial Management Services now available

NEW Resources Page Link:  Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities

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