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.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game! Monday August 18th

Raising awareness of intellectual & developmental disabilities while raising funds for The Arc Alliance, which serves individuals with different abilities. Looking for a great night out with family, friends, work group, valued customers? This is a great opportunity to enjoy a game, reward clients or staff and help raise awareness of various abilities while simultaneously supporting The Arc Alliance! It's a win-win-win! Hopefully the Phillies will win too!!! Please join us for The Arc Alliance Night at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, August 18, 2014 when the Phillies host the Seattle Mariners at 7:05 pm. When purchasing your tickets please use this website: We have seats reserved in Outfield (section 101-107), Pavilion (section 201-205) and the Terrace Deck (section 430-434).   Remember the promotion code [...]

By |2014-07-02T19:12:38-04:00July 2nd, 2014|Arc news, Blog, Blogroll, Down Syndrome, Events, Support|0 Comments

Chandler – Inspiring Actor

Chandler hard at work Today my blog is about a video that I watched called, Adrian the Inspiring Actor. To watch the video click here… I am going to give you my thoughts on the video. I thought the video was very well put together. It had a lot of intriguing information. Adrian’s confidence was increasing because he was going to college. Another thought that I had about the video was, I thought it was really neat that Adrian overcame so many obstacles to get to where he is now. For instance, he is now able to load and unload the dishwasher. He could not do those things when he was younger. If it was not for his brother Gabriel, he [...]

By |2014-05-09T17:28:13-04:00May 9th, 2014|Blog, Blogroll, Chandler Balch, Down Syndrome|1 Comment

Mitch, Julie and Evan – Chop Buddy Walk

Julie, Mitch and Evan all appeared on Philly Talk on CBS 3 today promoting awareness for Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and highlighting the upcoming CHOP Buddy Walk. Take a few minutes to hear the family present their situation and how several agencies including The Arc Alliance has played a significant role in supporting Evan throughout his young life. Thanks Mitch, Julie and Evan

Legislator of the Year Presentation

Rep. Gene Digirolamo with Tim and Carol Lawrence On April 9th 2013 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania as part of The Arc of Pa's SAGA day Representative Gene Digirolamo was presented with the legislator of the year award. This is an annual award presented to the legislator who has made significant advancements for individuals with disabilities. Tim Lawrence, a volunteer with The Arc Alliance was invited to assist in presenting Representative Gene Digirolamo of Buck’s County with the legislator of the year award from The Arc of Pennsylvania. Tim is an energetic young man who is outgoing and enjoys being with people. Tim has Downs syndrome but does not feel like it defines or limits him. He feels that is but just one aspect of who [...]

By |2013-04-12T14:38:13-04:00April 12th, 2013|advocacy, Arc news, Blog, Blogroll, Down Syndrome, Events|0 Comments


Concerned about how your loved one will respond in an emergency?  You are able to register with your local police and fire department through the PREMISE alert.  The PREMISE alert helps identify special needs for individuals that police, ambulance, and fire department personnel would need to know in the case of an emergency. Here is the direct link to the form that is completed and submitted to your local police department:

By |2013-02-08T19:20:28-05:00February 8th, 2013|Advocacy updates, Blog, Blogroll, Down Syndrome, Resources, Support|0 Comments

PA General Assembly Recognizes Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children Month

Led by the Early Childhood Education Caucus co-chairs, Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) and Representative Phyllis Mundy (D-Luzerne), the Pennsylvania Senate and House adopted resolutions on October 1 recognizing October 2012 as Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children Month, “recognizing that every child in Pennsylvania deserves access to quality early learning opportunities and that it is the responsibility of every citizen of this Commonwealth to help our children reach their promise.” You can read the full resolutions on the PA General Assembly website. House Resolution 864 (PDF) Senate Resolution 366 (PDF) Many thanks to the Early Childhood Education Caucus and their staff for raising awareness of the importance of quality early education among their colleagues. The following legislators also co-introduced the resolutions in the House and Senate. [...]

By |2014-09-03T03:57:53-04:00October 8th, 2012|Action alerts, Arc news, Blog, Blogroll, Down Syndrome, In the news, Support|0 Comments

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