Intellectual & Developmental Awareness Month

Chandler Balch – Oh the places you may go!

You can click your heels three times, and say there’s no place like home, but after you say that, where will you end up? Today we are going to discuss pros and cons of different living arrangements that you can use to help your young adult live independently. Understand that this is not an exhaustive list but several issues I have discovered. Also remember that each option has both financial and personal freedom costs that each individual and family needs to consider. For example, what’s the level of freedom/independence are you willing to forgo in order to have specific services? These are not easy questions but essential when looking into the future. First things first, before we discuss the benefits and disadvantages of the [...]

Representative Thomas Murt Disabilities Awareness Walk – April 3, 2016

Rep. Thomas Murt Addressing Participants at Awareness Walk On a chilly but sunny day several hundred individuals joined Representative Thomas Murt on an awareness walk highlighting intellectual and developmental disabilities. Rep. Murt is a devoted advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities within the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. From coordinating awareness events like this walk in Horsham, to advocating and increasing funds devoted to reducing the I/DD and Autism Waiting list for individual services Rep. Murt champions the issues and concerns facing individuals and families in our community. The Arc Alliance commends and thanks Rep. Murt for all his work and support. Scott Camilleri & Rep. Thomas Murt addressing families Scott Camilleri, Executive Director of The Arc Alliance Foundation [...]

Chandler’s day in Harrisburg, The Arc’s Advocacy & Policy Day 2015

Hello everybody, Today my blog will be about my day in Harrisburg. Monday April 15th, The ARC Alliance and I went to Harrisburg to speak with some of our legislators. We talked about legislation that we want passed, just like we did when we went down to Washington. Mom and I went down to Harrisburg a day earlier which was good, because like many who travel we had problems checking into the hotel. Mom and I stayed at the Crown Royal which was where the event was held. When we got up to our room, it was a decent size, not too big not too small. The hotel room also had a decent size television with a lot of channels to choose from. In [...]

Down Syndrome – You need a PR Manager

When we are faced with challenging news about our life and especially about our children, it's hard to know how we will react. When the challenge is disability related it, seems that everything we are presented focuses on the potential problems. Here is an article presented by Julie Gerhart-Rothholz a parent and board member at The Arc Alliance presenting a view we rarely hear about. Link to article We hope you find inspiration and an alternative viewpoint from Julies words.

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