My son Matthew's journey started when my son was diagnosed with PDD at 21 months. We were soon thereafter introduced to MARC because we were told that he was entitled to certain therapies at home, including speech, OT and PT too, I believe. These people were frequent visitors in our home to help Matthew bridge the gap in the areas that needed boosting, so they were coming often 2x per week. As you can imagine, the therapists would eventually feel like friends because of the amount of time they spend with you and your child. It is a good thing to have when you are just starting to get used to the "new life" with the impact the diagnosis can have on you as the [...]
Eight hundred thousand Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families are about to receive some great news. Pennsylvania officially launches its PA ABLE Savings Program on April 3, 2017 in a HUGE media and legislative event in the Capitol Rotunda at 12:30 p.m. and we need you to be there! On that date, the PA Treasury ABLE program officially begins accepting accounts for enrollment and opens the door on hope for individuals with disabilities and the families who care for those loved ones. Join Treasurer Joe Torsella, U.S. Senator Robert Casey and PA Senator Lisa Baker as ABLE officially opens for business. As a leader who helped Treasury shape and create ABLE, we couldn’t imagine you not being there with us to celebrate the accomplishment [...]
Supports Coordination - Office Support Personnel SUMMARY: Responsible for all clerical duties of the Supports Coordination Organization. The position will report directly to the Program Support Specialist. The candidate will have a working knowledge of, and interest in, the Intellectual Disability system. They must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows and common office equipment. The candidate must possess high quality organizational skills and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines as well as possessing excellent communication and organizational skills. They will also be responsible for performing consistently with the values, principals and philosophy of The Arc Alliance. Must present a clean PA Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse, and FBI Criminal Record Check DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS: Makes effective use of their [...]
Guardian This position performs a variety of guardian functions and activities, strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, take initiative, must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously meeting required deadlines. College degree preferred, but not necessary; knowledge of Medical Assistance, previous Guardianship experience and/or Certification a plus. Current FBI, Criminal History and Child Abuse clearances will be required to be presented at time hired. The employee must be legally authorized to drive a motor vehicle in the state of Pennsylvania Please submit your resume and letter of interest- to HR@TheArcAlliance.org
Supports Coordinator: Under the direction of the Supports Coordination Director. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which is supplemented by at least 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice or other related social sciences. Must present a clean PA Criminal background check, PA Child Abuse and FBI Criminal Record Check at time of hire. The position involves the location, coordination, and monitoring of needed services and supports for persons supported. Assists participants in obtaining and coordinating needed waiver and other services. Please submit your resume and letter of interest to HR@TheArcAlliance.org
The six-episode series “Born This Way” will air on A&E Network starting Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. ET. TV Series - Young Adults with Down Syndrome
Our friends of The Arc Alliance, I wanted to take a moment to express our fabulous experience with The Arc Alliance. Our daughter Peyton began this journey with receiving home based therapy. We were blessed to have three wonderful ladies provide therapy services, these ladies became part of our family. Peyton absolutely excelled as a result from the therapy she received. During that time we were invited to attend Ms. Fran’s Music Together program. I was a little reluctant at first, not knowing how Peyton would handle this very new experience. After the first few classes, I was ready to quit. Ms. Fran kept encouraging and reassuring me that Peyton would become more accepting to the program. Thanks to Ms. Fran, I didn’t quit, [...]
Allison is not going to be able to have the Moms Group tonight. She is home sick and apologizes for not being able to be there. Stay tuned for an updated flyers for January's meeting.