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Social Security – Celebrating Our Lifeline in August

Social Security – Celebrating Our Lifeline in August, The Arc Issues New National Policy Matters - Updated Link Provided by The Arc of the U.S. As The Arc celebrates Social Security’s 80th anniversary this August, we kick off the month by marking the 59th anniversary of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  Signed into law on August 1, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, SSDI insures nearly all American workers and their families in the event of life-changing disabilities.  Without SSDI, millions of people with significant disabilities – including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) – would face financial dire straits and often unthinkable choices.  Learn more about SSDI and the action that we need Congress to take to maintain this lifeline on The Arc’s [...]

By |2015-08-18T08:27:17-04:00August 18th, 2015|Arc news, Blog, Community, In the news, News & Views, Resources|0 Comments

Out Patient Therapy for children three years of age and older!

The Arc Alliance Children’s Services is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of The Arc Alliance Outpatient Therapy for children ages 3-21. Today families have an adaptive child and family focused physical, occupational, speech, and feeding pediatric therapeutic option, providing service in the most convenient settings. Call today for your initial consultation 610-382-5852. For more information check out our webpage! Link

By |2015-06-15T12:07:35-04:00June 15th, 2015|Blog, Blogroll, In the news, News & Views, Resources|0 Comments

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 [...]

ABLE Act Passes House and Senate

We are thrilled to report that a few moments ago the United States Senate passed the ABLE Act which will now head to the President’s desk to become law! After 8 years of hard work, families are one step closer to being able to save more effectively for their children’s futures. Adult children with disabilities will be able to save for their own futures while maintaining services like Social Security and Medicaid. United States Congress Press release Casey-Burr ABLE Act Passes Senate, Heads to the President’s Desk to Become Law Casey and Burr-Led Effort Passes Easily with 78 Senate Cosponsors - Bill Previously Passed the House with 404-17 Margin ABLE Has Been Called “…the broadest legislation to help the disabled in nearly a quarter-century.” Washington, DC- [...]

Chandler Balch – I need your help!

Hello everybody, I need your help coming up with ideas for a movement to go along with my campaign. I bet you have seen the ALS ice bucket challenge. Scott and I are trying to figure out a movement that will set us apart from all of the other people in social media. I had the idea of a flash mob. If you don't know what a flash mob is, it's where people go into a certain store and randomly start dancing. There was one involving this song “Happy” and kids with Down syndrome. Everyone seemed to really like that. Scott even integrated it into a post on the website. Now that I've given you a little bit of background I want you to [...]

By |2014-12-18T15:27:03-05:00December 18th, 2014|Chandler Balch, Resources, Special education, Support|1 Comment

Chandler Balch – SNAP

Hello everybody, this week my blog will be about SNAP, which stands for Students Need an Alternate Party. Nearly one-third of all drunken driving deaths happen to people ages 16-20. SNAP’s mission is to make that number smaller. SNAP is Spring-Ford’s party planner for prom. In order to raise money for the event, SNAP holds fundraisers. Some of these events are an annual dodge ball tournament, Dancing with the Stars, Spring-Ford’s Got Talent and a Prom Dress Boutique. I have been to two of their fundraisers. I attended the Dancing with the Stars show and the Spring-Ford’s Got Talent show. I have enjoyed those events and plan on going again. If you were wondering who attends these functions, it is the Spring-Ford community. SNAP [...]

By |2014-04-14T13:18:32-04:00April 14th, 2014|Blog, Blogroll, Chandler Balch, Resources|0 Comments

This is what autism looks like in toddlers

Hi, Here is a great video about Autism in Toddlers that one of our staff sent. They thought it would be good to have for families who have a child on the Autism spectrum. As awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) grows, parents are becoming increasingly vigilant of the signs of the neurodevelopment condition. However, the younger the child, the more subtle the behaviours can be. The average age of ASD diagnosis is four years of age, despite the fact that about half of children with this disorder may be detected by age 14 months. Detecting the signs of ASD as soon as possible is important to start the process of diagnosis and early intervention. Traditionally, parents use checklists like this to monitor their child's development. However, [...]

By |2014-02-04T18:54:11-05:00February 4th, 2014|Autism, Blog, Blogroll, Resources|0 Comments

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. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/09/25/buddy-walk/ Thanks Mitch, Julie and Evan

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