Interview With Kelly Weiss

On June 4th we had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Weiss, the Owner & Operator of Perkiomen Valley Brewery, which will be opening at the end of June 2019.   It is a local community nano brewery located in the Green Lane area of Montgomery County.  The family created a comfortable place to gather in a mobility and sensory friendly environment.  The brewery plans in the future to provide jobs for individuals with disabilities that are under-represented in the workforce. Please visit their website: - they are also on Facebook and Instagram! Watch the video below or follow the link to BCTV's website to learn more! 

Paul Stengle’s interview of Nancy Thaler Deputy Secretary of the Office of Developmental Programs

On April 4th, 2017 Paul Stengle, CEO of The Arc Alliance, interviewed Nancy Thaler, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), about updates with ODP and the potential impact on individuals and families. Paul Stangle and The Arc Alliance community, thanks Deputy Secretary Thaler, for her willingness to participate and her candid responses in this interview. As you will see there are significant changes taking place and The Arc Alliance is here for you and your family with resources and access to decision makers at each level. Below is the link to the full 27 minute interview. LINK To full interview taped Tuesday April 4th You are also able to view clips of the interview on The Arc Alliance Facebook Page. LINK TO [...]

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The Arc Alliance: Building Bridges in our Commmunity

Click Image to watch video Scott Camilleri interviews Paul Stengle CEO of The Arc Alliance discussing the state budget impasse and how it's effecting families as well as providing helpful suggestions on how to get involved. This video provides an brief overview of the budgeting process as well as ways individuals and families can get involved. Simply click the image or Source link to watch this video. Source: The Arc: Building Bridges - - Local news about Berks County and Reading, Pa.: Videos

By |2015-12-02T10:08:45-05:00December 2nd, 2015|BCTV shows, Blog, Blogroll, News & Views|0 Comments

Lights, Camera Action!

Right to Left - Linda Chesney, Anthony Rogers, Joyce Boswick, Emily Smith and Scott Camilleri The Arc Alliance hosts a month program on BCTV a local cable channel based i Berks County. The program airs the first Tuesday of each month at 11am and then is replayed throughout the month. You can always link to the archived episodes through The Arc Alliance website. LINK The program has a simple format and goal, which is to inform and provide resources regarding Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, individuals rights and how The Arc Alliance can support them in life. This past Tuesday we had a great time discussing Supports Coordination and how The Arc Alliance Supports Coordinators help individuals inn the community.  Two individuals The [...]

By |2015-08-07T15:32:51-04:00August 7th, 2015|advocacy, Arc news, BCTV shows, Blog, Community, In the news, News & Views|0 Comments

Watch The Interview with Gary Alexander Sec. of DPW

Yesterday morning Jill Zielinski and Paul Stengle from The Arc Alliance had the opportunity to interview Sec. Alexander regarding the state of affairs at the Department of Welfare (DPW). Unfortunately, there was not a lot of time to address all the issues we would have liked. So we are looking to have another opportunity to dialog with the Secretary in the near future. If you were unable to watch the interview live you are now able to link directly to BCTV and watch the entire 30 minute show. BCTV Link to Gary Alexander interview We would love to hear your opinion of the interview and the answers provided by the Sec. We would also like to hear from you on additional questions or issues [...]

By |2012-03-02T17:12:45-05:00March 2nd, 2012|Arc news, BCTV shows, Blog, Gary Alexander, In the news, Resources|0 Comments

Why is DPW closing cases – why cut benefits to those most in need?

Live Call in telecast & web cast! Live Interview of Gary Alexander Jill Zielinski, Director of Supports Coordination for The Arc Alliance Advocacy Services and host of The Arc Alliance Building Bridges in the Community, will be interviewing Gary Alexander, Secretary of the Department of Welfare (DPW) and Paul Stengle, CEO of The Arc Alliance on BCTV Comcast channel 13 or streaming online March 1 at 11am. Jill will be engaging the Secretary of the DPW and the CEO of The Arc Alliance on several key and challenging issues of concern for families and individuals affected by Intellectual and developmental disabilities and delays. Topics will range from the current cut of 88,000 children from Medical Assistance benefits to a 3.4% increase to state centers. [...]

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