Thursday, February 25, 2016

DDAM and Genesee ARC 50th Anniversary Golden Gala

The month of March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

There will be lots going on to promote awareness, acceptance, and education about people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Keep an eye out for those events, posts, and resources.

An amazing event that falls in line with this focus is our sister agency's anniversary event. GenARC will be putting on an amazing program the second weekend in March.

Genesee ARC is celebrating 50 years! Join us in commemorating their milestone on March 12 at 12:30 p.m. The event starts with an art show of work done by individuals served by the agencies. You will be able to meet the artists and view their artwork on in the Stuart Steiner Theatre lobby at Genesee Community College. 

The Sprout Film Festival starts at 1:00 p.m. where original films about people with disabilities will be shown.

At 2:30, there will be the presentation of the Mary Anne Graney Scholarship Awards, and the evening will end with a 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reception!

For more information, contact Shelley Falicito, GenARC Director of Development, at 585-343-4203 or visit

Admission is free, and donations are appreciatively accepted.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thank you for Attending Our Chicken & Biscuit Dinner

A special thank you to everyone who came out and braved
the cold last Thursday, February 11th to attend
our Meals on Wheels Chicken & Biscuit Dinner.

Thank you to Mary Lou Tuohey from Case- Nic Cookies
for donating the beautiful Valentine themed cupcakes.

Thank you to the great volunteers that helped at the event.

Everyone's support is truly appreciated!

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Hope to see you at our Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, April 7th!!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Autism & Safety Workshop Scheduled

The Arc of Orleans County

Empowering Families Program

Autism & Safety

March 8, 2016

6:30-8:30 pm

This workshop will help families plan and prepare for an Autism emergency. It will also provided information on building and teaching safety skills for children and young adults with Autism. Other topics covered  - the risks caregivers should be aware of including eloping and wandering.

Workshops will be held at:
The Arc of Orleans County
Administrative offices
122 Caroline Street Albion, NY 14411

To Register :
Please call 585-589-1750 ext 2231

Autism Support Meetings - February & March


Support Group

Date: 02/24/16
Time: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Location: Lee Whedon Library
620 West Ave, Medina  NY 14103

 Registration requested
Topic for this meeting:
Making Libraries inclusive


Date: 03/30/16
Time: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

 Location:  The Arc of Orleans County
122 Caroline Street Albion, NY 1441

Registration requested

For further information & questions please contact

 Kristen Ostrander 585-589-1750 ext 2231