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We are hosting a free autism education seminar

The Arc of Steuben will be hosting a free information session entitled “Knowing Someone With Autism” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Arc of Steuben’s Industrial Park complex, 6838 Industrial Park Road, between Bath and Hammondsport.

The session will include an overview of the history of autism, the new Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis criteria, a general overview of communication, social, repetitive behavior and sensory impairments within the spectrum and common strategies for dealing with each impairment.

Presenters will include members of the Arc of Steuben’s Sensory Tools and Autism Resources team.

Register by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/knowing-someone-with-autism-tickets-13785509831
or call Darla Roote at 607.776-4146 ext. 2222.


Eliza Miller named

 Instructor of the Month for October

Eliza Miller, Quality Enhancement Specialist, has been named the Arc of Steuben’s Instructor of the Month for October.

Eliza was nominated for the Personal Allowance and Finance course she recently taught at the Adsit, Elm and Pearl street homes.

“She went above and beyond not only to present the information in a way that made it apply specifically to my job, but also to take the time to help each person individually if they were struggling,” Eliza’s nomination letter said. “You can tell that she loves her job and takes pride in doing a good job. She’s an asset to the Arc.”

Also nominated for October was Matt Mehlenbacher, Quality Enhancement Director/Corporate Compliance Officer. Mehlenbacher was nominated for the Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) training he recently provided at the Arc of Steuben’s Pearl Street home.

Andrus named Associate of the Month

for September

Tom Andrus has been named the Arc of Steuben’s associate of the month for September.

Tom, who works as maintenance specialist, was nominated for his great attitude, reliability and willingness to take on any project.

“Tom can be seen just about anywhere - moving offices, rearranging them to the specifications of associates,” said Bona Elliot, who nominated Andrus for the honor. “Tom is the man we call who fixes just about everything around the many sites we have and with a little humor that we all enjoy from him.  He has specifically fixed holes in our walls, broken toilet and sinks. He has painted our walls and plowed the snow.”

Elliot praised Andrus for the most recent project he and the other members of the facilities department undertook.

She said the work Andrus did during the remodeling of the Arc Way Café was “amazingly beautiful.”  The café provides vocational training opportunities for individuals receiving services from the Arc of Steuben while also serving breakfasts, lunches and snacks for Arc of Steuben associates, individuals enrolled in Arc of Steuben programs and members of the community.

“The people who work out there as well as the visitors who go there to dine love the work he has done,” Elliot’s nomination said.

Also nominated as associate of the month for September was Todd Drake.

Drake serves as a direct support professional at the Arc of Steuben’s West Street residence.



Giving Back Club collecting dishes,

silverware for local shelters

The Arc of Steuben’s Giving Back Club is compiling kitchen starter kits to be distributed to local domestic abuse shelters. They are currently seeking dinner plates and silverware for the kits.

Anyone who has dinner plates or silverware to donate can drop them off at the Arc of Steuben’s Industrial Park complex, 6838 Industrial Park Road, Bath.

For more information, email Lisa Rosekrans at lrosekrans@arcofsteuben.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.

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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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.

I have worked in this agency for 19 yrs. I have enjoyed my work to the fullest. I have learned a great deal that has helped me at work and in my own personal life. I am a workaholic and I am glad I found this job because I have always put my all into it and I know that it has been worth it. ”


NEW:  Financial Management Services now available

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

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