Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bring Your Bib and Your Appetite!

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is Thursday, April 9th!!
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
to benefit The Arc of Orleans County's Nutrition Program

Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM

16 East Academy Street, Albion (south side)

Tickets only $9 for adult / $5 for children under 10
50/50 Raffle! Take-outs available
This Program is run in partnership with the Office for the Aging.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

It's Almost Time to Spring It On

Join Us For "Spring It On"

March 19-March 20
The Arc of Orleans County, along with other area not-for-profits, will be participating in "Spring It On" - Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving! This is a day for our supporters to give back by making a donation to an agency (or agencies) of their choosing. This event runs for 24 hours only - from 8:00 AM on Thursday, March 19th, until 8:00 AM on Friday, March 20th.

Gifts to The Arc of Orleans County will benefit Camp Rainbow and/or The Orleans County Nutrition Program – Nutri-Fair/Meals on Wheels.
Camp Rainbow is our summer day camp located in Lyndonville. The Camp runs for five weeks each year (2015 dates are July 6th through August 7th) and is open to all children who reside in Orleans County between the ages of five who have finished Kindergarten and twenty-one.

 The Orleans County Nutrition Program is run in partnership with the Orleans County Office for the Aging.  Lunches are served at onsite locations and meals are delivered to individuals 60 years of age or older who are homebound, disabled, chronically ill, recently discharged from the hospital, and/or lack of cooking or storing facilities.  Our main goal is to assist in maintaining the healthy independence of our senior population and improving their quality of life.

To make a gift to The Arc of Orleans County's Camp Rainbow and/or the Orleans County Nutrition Program, click on this link to go to: Spring It On - The Arc of Orleans County from 8:00 AM on March 19th until 8:00 AM on March 20th.



Friday, March 13, 2015

Families Cannot Be Caregivers Forever!


Many families of people with developmental disabilities have been caring for their loves ones for years. This can be a very challenging job requiring 24-hour attention. Occasionally, it entails coping with significant behavioral challenges. Some parents, particularly elderly parents, can no longer provide the care they once did. As a result, they and their loves ones are in need of new day and/or residential services. Now, more than ever, we need to advocate on their behalf. Please help us reach out to our elected officials.
Email Gov. Cuomo & Your Elected Officials and Share Your Stories or Offer Your Support

Step 1 - Email Your Legislator

Step 2 - Email Governor Cuomo

Step 3 - Petition Governor Cuomo

Step 4 - Share Your Stories! 

If you have a personal story you'd like to share to increase the public's awareness of this important issue, please contact Darlene Golson at the Community Relations Department at 585-589-5516 ext. 228 or via email at

For more information on the “Families Cannot Be Caregivers Forever” go to the NYSARC, Inc. website at or DDAWNY at 


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vacancy Announcement 3/11/15 Direct Support Professional

At the
Orleans Center for Workforce Development
NYS Dept of Labor
458 West Ave
Albion NY  14411
Have a positive impact on the lives of others, experience personal growth and satisfaction in a community of caring people working as a team to help people with developmental disabilities achieve their goals.
Full-time/part time positions as a Direct Support Professional for our Community Living Department and/or Vocational Services Department. Flexible hours, day, evening, overnight, weekends & holidays.  Good math & writing skills.
Must have a valid NYS driver’s license.  Experience not required and extensive training is provided.  Must be willing to work various hours to include evenings, weekends, overnights & holidays. Must be able to lift, push and pull 40 lbs and must be capable of completing SCIP, CPR, First Aide and other trainings as required.
STARTING RATE: Grade 7DC, STEP 1 - $9.47 per hour.
Send resume to Carol Fox, The Arc of Orleans County, PO Box 439, Albion, NY  14411, Fax 589-5669, E-Mail; visit our website at   

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thank You Area Businesses!

Thank You to Area Businesses for Your Support!
During the month of March, area businesses will have placards available in celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
Purchase a placard for $1.00 in support of
The Arc of Orleans County and people with
developmental disabilities at one of the following:
Pawlak's Save-A-Lot
Pawlak's Save-A-Lot
Case-Nic Cookies
Medina Savings & Loan
The Bank of Castile
The Shirt Factory

Thank you very much to these great businesses
for helping us with our celebration!!
Proceeds from the placards will benefit Rainbow Preschool

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

5th Annual Art Show & Sprout Film Festival

Developmental Disabilities
Awareness Celebration
Presented By
Genesee ARC & The Arc of Orleans County
Art Show &
Genesee Community College
The BEST Center
1 College Drive, Batavia
MARCH 8, 2015
Art Show
Meet the Artists 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sprout Film Screening
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

More information - Call Shelley Falitico
at 585-343-4203
or visit
Free Admission
Donations gratefully accepted

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

Celebrate with us!
March is Developmental Disabilities
Awareness Month

March is Development Disabilities Awareness Month not only in New York State, but across the country. In recognition of this special month, The Arc of Orleans County, along with our sister chapters of NYSARC, Inc. and organizations nationwide, are using this opportunity to increase the community's understanding of the people we support, including their abilities and the contributions these individuals have made.

Individuals with developmental disabilities lead independent, productive lives and are contributing members in their community. Children with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to attend school in regular classrooms; they are able to study and learn; they are able to make friendships with others their own age. Adults are working out in the community, learning valuable job skills that will take them as far as their dreams allow them to go.

Since 1970, The Arc of Orleans County has been serving the needs of individuals, both children and adults, through programs and services including Rainbow Preschool, Supported Employment, our Orleans Enterprises workshop, Self -Advocacy All-Star group, Recreation, and much more.

We invite you to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with us! We also ask you to consider becoming a member of The Arc of Orleans County and help to increase our voice in Albany. The Annual Appeal and Membership mailing will be going out in the mail very soon! If you are not on our mailing list and would like to become a member, please contact Darlene Golson, Community Relations Manager, at 585-589-5516 ext. 228 or by email at

The Empowering Families Program Workshop


Community Employment :
Training and Supports
March 24, 2015
6:30—8:30 pm
This workshop will provide participants with strategies
to effectively plan for life after High School
Staff from the Arc of Orleans
will present information on programs which are
available to students with disabilities
Workshops will be held at:
122 Caroline Street Albion,NY
Please call 589-1750 ext. 2236 to RSVP