As a parent directed and focused agency the information and resources are to better equip both families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Those that care for and support individuals with disabilities are essential in the the individuals success.

Each section of our resources provide individual, family and parent focused tools, supports, guides, networks and resources. If you need further assistance contact us at 610-265-4700.

Video Resource

Brought to you by The Arc Alliance

The Arc Alliance host a monthly program on BCTV a local cable station in Berks County. Jill Zielinski, The Arc Alliance Supports Coordinator, host a thirty minute program focused on supplying information, resources and connections that may help you as you work to receive support and services for yourself or a loved one.

Each video covers a specific topic and on many occasions Jill will dialogue with experts within the topic area. The Link below takes you to the archived shows where you can select a topic that is of interest. We are pleased to offer this resource to you and would love to hear your thoughts or questions the program evokes. Select the icon to view videos.

Lauren Potter, an actor with Down syndrome and a star “Becky” of the hit show Glee encourages viewers to get to know The Arc and support people with developmental disabilities.

The Arc supported by Lauren Potter, Becky on GLEE

People are people before they are anything else. The R-Word, like racial, ethnic and religious slurs, is very offensive and should not be used!

Stop the R-Word!

What is a Supports Coordinator?

Supports Coordinators are experienced professionals who locate, coordinate, and monitor services provided through the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Bureau of Autism Services (BAS).  They are the team leaders and assist the individual, their family, and providers  to navigate the supports available to the individual.  They work with the individual and their team to realize the rights to which they are entitled, to obtain needed services, and remove barriers to full participation in their   communities.

Along with assisting individuals,  our Supports Coordinators work diligently through the local and state “Right to     Education Task Force” and the legislatures, to assure that the needs and rights of people with disabilities are represented and respected.

Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities

This guide has been created to help individuals living with  disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own. Here you can learn more about the five important steps in buying a home and about financial assistance programs that are available for you living with disabilities, who want to buy a home.

After reading this guide to home ownership for people living with disabilities, you will know more about:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of buying a home
  • The most important steps in the home-buying process
  • Common terms related to home-buying
  • How to get started in your quest to purchase a home
  • Financial assistance geared toward enabling  you living with disabilities to buy your own homes

Link to article and resource information.

What Can The Arc Alliance Do For Me?

Our Supports Coordinators can assist you to access the services and supports needed to help you achieve your goals in life.  We work to ensure that you have what you need to succeed in your life’s pursuits.

The Arc Alliance Advocates work with interested families to  create parent support groups.  They also work  together with volunteers to monitor the quality of living offered in community facilities and in local institutions.

Do you need assistance in selecting the Arc Alliance as your Supports Coordinator?

Contact us and we would be happy to assist you in the process.

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