♥ CHAIN OF HEARTS FUNDRAISER ♥ Our employees are coming back to work, and we want to welcome them back with messages from the individuals and families we serve. Buy a heart to add to our chain so they can see the love and support from the members of our community during these challenging times. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Messages can be for a specific employee, like a therapist who made a difference, a supports coordinator who went above and beyond, a guardian who lent a helping hand, or a [...]
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: https://perkiomenvalleybrewery.com/ - they are also on Facebook and Instagram! Watch the video below or follow the link to BCTV's website to learn more! https://youtu.be/nVXQwjptVvI https://www.bctv.org/video/employment-innovated-jobs-for-individuals-with-disabilities-6-4-19/
Congratulations Amy Daly and Matt Maikits! Nominated by their supervisors, The Arc Alliance Advocacy Services' Supports Coordinators, Amy Daly and Matt Maikits, were award recipients at this year's Max Award Ceremony. They were nominated for providing excellent support to their caseloads and going above & beyond for their individuals to ensure they are not only healthy and safe but have a quality of life that they deserve.
My son Matthew's journey started when my son was diagnosed with PDD at 21 months. We were soon thereafter introduced to MARC because we were told that he was entitled to certain therapies at home, including speech, OT and PT too, I believe. These people were frequent visitors in our home to help Matthew bridge the gap in the areas that needed boosting, so they were coming often 2x per week. As you can imagine, the therapists would eventually feel like friends because of the amount of time they spend with you and your child. It is a good thing to have when you are just starting to get used to the "new life" with the impact the diagnosis can have on you as the [...]
Eight hundred thousand Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families are about to receive some great news. Pennsylvania officially launches its PA ABLE Savings Program on April 3, 2017 in a HUGE media and legislative event in the Capitol Rotunda at 12:30 p.m. and we need you to be there! On that date, the PA Treasury ABLE program officially begins accepting accounts for enrollment and opens the door on hope for individuals with disabilities and the families who care for those loved ones. Join Treasurer Joe Torsella, U.S. Senator Robert Casey and PA Senator Lisa Baker as ABLE officially opens for business. As a leader who helped Treasury shape and create ABLE, we couldn’t imagine you not being there with us to celebrate the accomplishment [...]
You can click your heels three times, and say there’s no place like home, but after you say that, where will you end up? Today we are going to discuss pros and cons of different living arrangements that you can use to help your young adult live independently. Understand that this is not an exhaustive list but several issues I have discovered. Also remember that each option has both financial and personal freedom costs that each individual and family needs to consider. For example, what’s the level of freedom/independence are you willing to forgo in order to have specific services? These are not easy questions but essential when looking into the future. First things first, before we discuss the benefits and disadvantages of the [...]
I can’t believe where time has gone, but in June of 2017, I will be graduating from high school and starting the next phase of my life. Over the next couple of months, I will be taking you along with me as I prepare to graduate from high school. My blogs will explain to you the different processes that I must complete and decisions that I must make before I graduate. These include guaranteeing that my current services continue, decisions about where I can live, and whether I will continue my education or if I’ll get a job. Curiosities about waivers after high school? Don’t kill the cat, read this instead! Today’s blog will be about the waiver application process. At the conclusion of [...]
Congratulations! Staff recognized for distinguished service to persons with developmentally disabled! Expect, Receive and Achieve with Us! Congratulations to Linda Chesney, Lori Nichol and Tim Connors of The Arc Alliance for being recognized by Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and the Office of Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities for distinguished work with and support of persons with developmental disabilities. The Arc Alliance administration, board of directors and staff are proud of their dedication and commitment to persons with developmental disabilities. These award recipients are representative of the dedication, passion and commitment of all the staff of The Arc Alliance. Linda Chesney and Tim Connors, Supports Coordination staff of The Arc Alliance Advocacy Services are recognized for the care and extraordinary support they provide to persons [...]