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Will You Wear Purple on June 15?

Participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s as easy as wearing a purple ribbon. Have you marked June 15 on your calendar and will you be wearing purple that day? Join the National Guardianship Association in supporting World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to demonstrate that guardians, conservators and fiduciaries are among the leaders who want to bring recognition and ultimately an end to elder abuse and neglect around the world. We are already getting reports from members who have planned special activities for WEAAD. You can be part of this major effort in one very easy way…wear purple on June 15. Even the traditional purple ribbon will work.  When someone asks about the purple, you’ll have a perfect opening to talk about the [...]

By |2014-09-03T04:28:49-04:00June 9th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

KYW New Radio Woman of The Year Nominee

Our very own Jill Zielinski, Arc Advocacy Services, County Director of Advocacy has been nominated for the second annual Women’s Achievement Award through KYW 1060. If you’d like to complete a nomination form, please go to: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/kyw-newsradios-2nd-annual-womens-achievement-awards/ They ask that you compose a brief write up as to why you think I should win (under 100 words.) Here are some of the entries sent in so far: In life, there are people who touch your heart in amazing ways. Jill is one of these rare gems. Her pure selfless nature fills my heart with admiration and respect. Her work at ARC as an Advocate and Supports Coordinator for the mentally challenged and autistic clientele, allows her sincere compassion to shine through. Although the monetary [...]

By |2011-05-20T09:16:34-04:00May 20th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

The Arc Calls Out LeBron James for Offensive Language

Posted on May 11, 2011 by David Kennedy On Friday night, at a post-playoff game press conference, LeBron James used an offensive word to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The video of his comment was posted widely online, and quickly caught the attention of the media and The Arc’s national office. The Arc’s CEO, Peter Berns, released this comment to the media: “LeBron James should apologize immediately. No matter the context, this language is very offensive to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and an athlete admired by kids everywhere should recognize the power of his actions and words.” LeBron James began his next press conference with an apology. We want to hear your take on this [...]

By |2011-05-12T20:09:41-04:00May 12th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

MARC Speech-Language Pathologists Present

MARC Speech-Language Pathologists Present Our May Topic: Nature and Gardening Activities for Language Stimulation Go on a nature walk and talk about all the things you see outside. Make a list of things to find on walk and help child find them. Grab a bucket and collect things on your list (acorns, leaves, flowers, rocks, sticks, etc)... talk about the colors, shapes, size, and number and so on. Bring a camera, and take pictures of things that are familiar to your child or that your child can name. Consider trees, ponds, flowers, even houses of friends or pets in the neighborhood. Later, you can flip though the pictures on your computer and talk about your walk, mention some of the things you got to [...]

By |2011-05-03T16:21:55-04:00May 3rd, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

The following positions are available in Arc Advocacy Services:

The following positions are available in Arc Advocacy Services: County Director of Advocacy Supports Coordinator Please contact me to review the job description and if interested to apply for this position. . County Director of Advocacy: Under the direction of the Executive Director of Arc Advocacy Services. Bachelor’s degree and experience working with individuals with a disability for a minimum of 4 years. Must present a clean PA Criminal background check, PA Child Abuse and FBI Criminal Record Check. The candidate must have work experience and have an understanding of local, state and the federal special education systems; Pennsylvania’s MH/MR service systems; current welfare, social security and other benefits systems. Has a working understanding of other agencies, community services and systems and their relationship [...]

By |2011-05-03T16:21:03-04:00May 3rd, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Bravo Health Plans

The Arc of Montgomery, Berks & Bucks Counties will host special meetings for parents, care givers & consumers living in northwestern Montgomery County in and around the Pottstown area. Attendees will be updated on the benefits of BRAVO Health PLAN, as well as participating Bravo Health Plan doctors and dentists in the Pottstown area. Bravo Health Plans offer tremendous value to consumers with Medicare and Access or just Medicare alone. Most of their health plans do not have a premium to pay and there is never a PCP co-pay. Bravo also offers solutions for consumers that need dental and vision services, as well. Their dental benefit includes an $800 yearly dental allowance in addition to preventive care services. Meetings are scheduled for the following [...]

By |2011-05-03T16:19:40-04:00May 3rd, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT FOR YOUR CHILD IN PRESCHOOL

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT FOR YOUR CHILD IN PRESCHOOL May 17, 2011 Training 7-9 pm On May 17th Arc Advocacy Services will be offering training by Judy Gran, Esq., a leading attorney in the field of special education rights on what criteria is used to determine if your child is eligible for tuition reimbursement in a preschool program. This training will be held at The Arc’s administrative offices at 3075 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, PA 19403 and will begin at 7 pm. Some children are being reimbursed for tuition in the preschool programs. It is important if you wish to be reimbursed for preschool services that you are aware of the provisions in IDEA that affect reimbursement. It is [...]

By |2011-05-03T16:13:14-04:00May 3rd, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Annual Membership Meeting/ Summer Bash

You are cordially invited to The Arc of Montgomery, Berks & Bucks Counties 2011 Summer Bash “Celebrating your child moving on… We will miss you” from Marc Children’s Services And The Arc of Montgomery, Berks & Bucks Counties Annual Membership/Awards meeting And 60th Anniversary Celebration On Friday, June 3, 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Lower Providence Park, Eagleville PA Marc Children’s Services is celebrating all of the children that are moving on from our program in 2011 This event will be held at Lower Providence park at 100 Park Drive, Eagleville, PA on Friday, June 3, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We will have finger foods, music, a bubble machine, face painting and more. We will have the swearing in of the officers. Please [...]

By |2011-04-26T16:34:18-04:00April 26th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

posted on The Arc of US blog page.

April = Autism Awareness Posted on April 5, 2011 by David Kennedy Autism Awareness Month is a time for learning about autism and introducing others to new ideas as well as a celebration of individuals on the autism spectrum. It’s also the perfect time to discover Autism NOW’s new website. Autism NOW is a national initiative of The Arc funded by a grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities charged with becoming the nation’s source for resources and information on community-based solutions for individuals with autism, other developmental disabilities and their families. One of those topline resources is a series of webinars about autism spectrum disorders (ASD), early detection and intervention, and organizations and activities supporting acceptance and celebration. Sign up for a free [...]

By |2011-04-21T18:24:51-04:00April 21st, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

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