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Allegany Arc Promotes Baldwin

Allegany Arc, a human services provider that provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, is pleased to announce the promotion of Erin Baldwin to Director of Day Habilitation. In her new position, Erin will directly oversee and manage Allegany Arc’s day programming service. Erin has a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and began her more»

14th Annual Summer Scramble

Friends of Allegany Arc will be holding their 14th Annual Summer Scramble at the Wellsville Country Club on Friday, August 25, 2017. The tournament will be a four-person scramble format (men’s, women’s and mixed teams) with a 1:30 pm shotgun start. “The best thing about a scramble format is that it is a quicker paced tournament and allows for golfers more»

Allegany Arc Promotes Perkins

Allegany Arc is pleased to announce the promotion of Heather Perkins to Vice President of Program Services. In her new position, Heather will oversee Allegany Arc’s Independent Living facilities, crisis work and behavior plan development, as well as the agency’s Day Habilitation, Family Care and Residential Programs. Heather began her career at Allegany Arc in 2003 as a Medicaid Service more»

Allegany Arc Invites You to Become a Member

The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a strong network of members and affiliated chapters, The Arc is able to improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities; and influence public policy. Membership begins in your own backyard! Allegany Arc has been active in your community since more»

Cash Bonanza Tickets Now Available!

Friends of Allegany Arc is once again holding their Cash Bonanza fundraiser. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from any Allegany Arc employee or by calling (585) 593-5700. Cash Bonanza is a raffle type drawing and Friends of Allegany Arc’s largest fundraiser. All proceeds from Cash Bonanza go directly toward opportunities for people with special needs. Last more»

Allegany Arc’s Community 5k Results

Allegany Arc is excited to announce the winners from their Sixth Annual Community 5K Run/Walk which was held in Honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Overall Male winner was Ryley McKnight and the Overall Female Winner was Stephanie Presutti-Kubiak.  Ryley McKnight was the 14 and under winner for male runners. For the 15 – 29 more»

Allegany Arc Holds 6th Annual Community 5k

Allegany Arc is holding their Sixth Annual Community 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 20, 2017. There is a Kids Fun Run planned that will begin at 9:00am and runners/walkers will begin at 9:30am. The starting point is Allegany Arc’s Shine Facility at 240 O’Connor Street in Wellsville, New York. Sponsors for this year’s event more»

Friends Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

For the ninth consecutive year, Friends of Allegany Arc is excited to announce they will be offering a scholarship to one person in the graduating class of 2017. The scholarship is open to all Allegany County High School students planning to attend college full-time in the Fall of 2017. Friends of Allegany Arc was established in 1995 to ensure appropriate more»

Allegany Arc Holds Staff Recognition Dinner

Allegany Arc recognized 35+ employees for their commitment and dedication at a recent Staff Recognition Dinner. This year’s dinner was held at the Wellsville Country Club. Mike Damiano, Allegany Arc’s Chief Executive Officer said of the evening, “We are honored to recognize employees for their years of service, dedication, and incredible hard work. To have a diverse group as this more»

Arc Art on Display at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center

Allegany Arc invites the public to view their 2017 Arc Art exhibit at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center, 124 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY. Arc Art will be on display through April 22nd. “We were honored to partner with the Wellsville Creative Arts Center for a tenth year to promote disability awareness, and to encourage individuals with disabilities to explore more»

Free Training: How Do You Know When You Need Help with Communication/Conflict Resolution?

When people are confused, anxious, and having to guess what needs to be accomplished. Or when you are in the middle of a communication triangle, conflict management is what’s needed. Communication. It is the fundamental link connecting people. Without it, you are lost. And yet few of us are actually taught how to effectively communicate. Allegany Arc is offering a more»

New Allegany and Steuben Housing Navigator for People with Special Needs

Do you dream of living on your own? Do you want to pick your roommate? If you are an individual with a developmental or intellectual disability residing in Allegany or Steuben County, Allegany Arc’s Housing Navigator can work with you to explore your personalized housing options and assist you in reaching your goal of independent living. Everyone should have an more»

New Family Support Group for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Are you the parent or caretaker of a child with a disability or special needs? Do you wish you could talk with other parents who are in similar situations? Please consider joining the new Allegany County Family Support Group for parents of children with developmental disabilities. The Family Support Group will hold its first meeting Monday, February 27, 2017 (5:30pm-7:00pm) at more»

LaForge and Rosemier Promoted

Allegany Arc is pleased to announce the promotion of Joanne LaForge and Debbie Rosemier. Joanne LaForge has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. Joanne has been with Allegany Arc for 25 years and in her new position, she will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer to determine the best possible course for Allegany Arc in the future. Joanne will work more»

NYSARC Honors Santas

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, NYSARC, Inc. honored local Justin Santas as the Western Region recipient of NYSARC Inc.’s Thomas A. Maul Direct Support Professional Excellence Award at their annual convention. Justin is one of only four award recipients across the state of New York to receive the $2,500 award. Presented by NYSARC, Inc., the Thomas A. Maul Direct Support more»

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Observed in October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a nationwide campaign celebrating the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is: “#InclusionWorks.” NDEAM’s history dates back to 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October each year as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was dropped to more»

New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. Honors Western New Yorkers With Disabilities for Employment Excellence

(Albany) – Brian Mann, a document destruction technician with Lifetime Assistance/LAICO Industries in Rochester, has been named a 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipient by New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID). One of Brian’s favorite jobs is to load and unload trucks, safely using an electric pallet jack. He uses the electric pallet wrapper to more»

13th Annual Summer Scramble To Be Held

Friends of Allegany Arc will be holding their 13th Annual Summer Scramble at the Wellsville Country Club on Friday, August 26, 2016. The tournament will be a four-person scramble format (men’s, women’s and mixed teams) with a 1:30 pm shotgun start. “The best thing about a scramble format is that it is a quicker paced tournament and allows for golfers more»

Friends Foundation Announces Scholarship Winner

Allegany Arc’s Friends Foundation is excited to announce this year’s scholarship recipient. At a meeting held in May, the Friends Board of Directors decided among several applicants who would be the scholarship winner. The $1,000 scholarship was open to all Allegany County High School students planning to attend college full-time in the fall of 2016. This year’s scholarship recipient is more»

Allegany Arc Holds Annual Meeting

Allegany Arc’s Annual Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 25th at the Wellsville Country Club. Over 75 attendees included chapter members, invited guests, self-advocates, staff and board members. Ryan Shoff, VOICE Self-Advocacy President, welcomed everyone to the Annual Meeting. Bill Heaney attended and presented a statement from Senator Catharine Young’s Office and members of the VOICE Self-Advocacy group presented more»

Allegany Arc 5k Winners Announced

Allegany Arc is excited to announce the winners from their Fifth Annual Community 5K Run/Walk which was held in Honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The Overall Male winner was Ryley McKnight and the Overall Female Winner was Pat Cooney. Jacob White was the 14 and under winner for male runners and Ashley Sexton was the 14 more»

Cash Bonanza Tickets Available!

Friends of Allegany Arc is once again holding their Cash Bonanza fundraiser. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from any Allegany Arc employee or by calling (585) 593-5700. Cash Bonanza is a raffle type drawing and Friends of Allegany Arc’s largest fundraiser. All proceeds from Cash Bonanza go directly toward opportunities for people with special needs. Last more»

Allegany Arc Holds 5th Annual Community 5k

Allegany Arc is holding their Fifth Annual Community 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 21, 2016. There is a Kids Fun Run planned that will begin at 9:00am and runners/walkers will begin at 9:30am. The starting point is Allegany Arc’s Shine Facility at 240 O’Connor Street in Wellsville, New York. Sponsors for this year’s event more»

Allegany Arc Holds Staff Recognition Dinner

Allegany Arc recognized 40 employees for their commitment and dedication at a recent Staff Recognition Dinner. This year’s dinner was held at the Wellsville Country Club. Mike Damiano, Allegany Arc’s Chief Executive Officer said of the evening, “We are honored to recognize employees for their years of service, dedication, and incredible hard work. To have a diverse group as this more»

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Spurred by advocacy, President Ronald Reagan declared March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in 1987. The deinstitutionalization movement of the seventies and early eighties had laid the foundation for significant social change, and the presidential proclamation called upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their potential. As those more»

Arc Art on Display at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center

Allegany Arc, an agency for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, invites the public to view their 2016 Arc Art exhibit at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center, 124 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY. Arc Art will be on display throughout March 2016. “We were honored to partner with the Wellsville Creative more»

Friends of Allegany Arc Scholarship Available

For the eighth consecutive year, Friends of Allegany Arc is excited to announce they will be offering a scholarship to one person in the graduating class of 2016. The scholarship is open to all Allegany County High School students planning to attend college full-time in the Fall of 2016. Friends of Allegany Arc was established in 1995 to ensure appropriate more»

Allegany Arc Promotes Presutti-Kubiak

Allegany Arc, a human services provider that provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Presutti-Kubiak to Manager of Independent Living. In her new position, Stephanie is responsible for overseeing Allegany Arc’s Alfred Community Residence, Supportive Apartments and Family Care programs. Stephanie began working at Allegany Arc in more»

Local Girl Scouts Donate to Arc

Andover/Wellsville Girl Scouts Sara French, Fiona Brown and Desirae Raczek made bird houses, bird feeders and wooden benches that were recently donated to Allegany Arc. Na’Kaiha Dieter helped with delivering the items. Kaiha also spent many hours in the fields at Witkowski picking rocks, raking, pruning trails and assisting with the raised gardens and working towards creating nature signs on more»

Allegany Arc Promotes Clark

Allegany Arc, a human services provider that provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kim Clark to Community Services Coordinator. In her new position, Kim is responsible for overseeing the management of the Community Services department, Lifeskills program, and advising the VOICE Self-Advocacy group. Kim began her career more»

Allegany Arc Promotes Perkins

Allegany Arc, a human services provider that provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, is pleased to announce the promotion of Heather Perkins to Director for Behavioral Services. In her new position, Heather will oversee Allegany Arc’s Independent Living facilities as well as crisis work and behavior plan development. Heather began her career at Allegany more»

Allegany Arc Promotes Redman

Allegany Arc, a human services provider that provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, is pleased to announce the promotion of Carrie Redman to Director of Administrative Services. Carrie began her career with Allegany Arc in 2007 as the Development Director and held the position of Marketing Director before receiving her recent promotion. In her more»

ACHIEVE Holds Annual Business Recognition Luncheon

Allegany Arc’s ACHIEVE Career Consultants honored local business partners during a luncheon on Monday, October 26, 2015, celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The event is an opportunity to thank local businesses for believing in the abilities of the ACHIEVE workforce, both in the community and through W ork Center subcontracts. The following awards were presented: Employer of the Year more»

DSP of the Third Quarter Named

WELLSVILLE, NY – Allegany Arc continues to find ways to celebrate employees. In 2015, they started a program to honor residential Direct Support Professionals (DSP) of the month, quarter and year. Maggie Paine, Residential Director, said this of the program, “Monthly, each of the eight IRAs select one DSP based on input from the individuals and staff at the home. more»

More Cash Bonanza Winners Announced

Friends of Allegany Arc is excited to announce the winners of its Cash Bonanza drawings for the weeks of August 24 and August 31, 2015.  The 18-week lottery-like drawing began on Monday, August 10, 2015 and will continue to December 11, 2015.  Cost of tickets is $20 with daily prizes of $40 on Mondays, $60 on Tuesdays, $80 on Wednesdays, more»

Allegany Arc Receives Accreditation for Excellence from the Council on Quality and Leadership

Allegany Arc was recently awarded a four-year Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership. This award confirms that the organization shares CQL’s vision for person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports. CQL has been the preeminent organization for more than 40 years in defining, measuring and improving the quality of life for all more»

Allegany Arc Volunteers Keep Main Street Blooming

The Wellsville Development Corporation (WDC), a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit arm of the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, recently recognized a group of Allegany Arc individuals for their dedication to watering the flower planters on Main Street in Wellsville. “We are thrilled to be out in the community volunteering with this project,” says Brennan Thurber who heads up Allegany Arc’s volunteer more»

DSP of the Quarter Announced

Allegany Arc continues to find ways to celebrate employees.  In 2015, they have started a program to honor residential Direct Support Professionals (DSP) of the month, quarter, and year. Maggie Paine, Residential Director, said this of the program, “Monthly, each of the eight IRAs select one DSP based on input from the individuals and staff at the home.  The eight more»

Cash Bonanza Winners Announced

Friends of Allegany Arc is excited to announce the winners of its Cash Bonanza drawings for the weeks of August 10 and August 17, 2015.  The 18-week lottery-like drawing began on Monday, August 10, 2015 and will continue to December 11, 2015.  Cost of tickets is $20 with daily prizes of $40 on Mondays, $60 on Tuesdays, $80 on Wednesdays, more»

Annual Summer Scramble Happening Soon

Friends of Allegany Arc will be holding their 12th Annual Summer Scramble at the Wellsville Country Club on Friday, August 21, 2015.  The tournament will be a four-person scramble format (men’s, women’s and mixed teams) with a 1:30 pm shotgun start. “The best thing about a scramble format is that it is a quicker paced tournament and allows for golfers more»

BOCES Students Build Allegany County Special Olympics Bocce Courts

Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Building Trades students used their class time to outfit Allegany County Special Olympics bocce teams with two new bocce courts. The collaboration with Allegany County Special Olympics came about when Allegany Arc’s Marketing Director Carrie Redman attended BOCES annual Open House and was introduced to Building Trades Teacher Mike Fidurko. “Mike was talking about the various projects his students more»

Friends Announces Scholarship Winner

Allegany Arc’s Friends Foundation is excited to announce this year’s scholarship recipient.  At a meeting held in May, the Friends Board of Directors decided among several applicants who would be the scholarship winner.  The $1,000 scholarship was open to all Allegany County High School students planning to attend college full-time in the fall of 2015. This year’s scholarship recipient is more»