Welcome to Dutchess ARC
Dutchess ARC is a non-profit agency that has been serving children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Dutchess County since 1971. Our chapter affiliation with NYSARC, Inc. provides us with a sizable and unified voice to advocate for and with individuals and their families. Our services are diverse and located in every corner of Dutchess County.
Dutchess ARC's mission is to challenge and empower people with developmental disabilities, their families and staff to achieve personal fulfillment through lifelong learning.
Inspired by our self-advocates, families, volunteers and staff, Songs for NYSARC helps increase public awareness about people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (“I/DD”).
Songs for NYSARC is a joint effort of NYSARC and Musicians for a Cause. It includes some of the best songs ever written about people with developmental disabilities and was created through a collaboration between talented artists and parents. You can hear the songs and buy downloads to support our Chapter through the link below.
These inspiring songs help create awareness, so please share them with your friends. We also have a goal to make one of the songs, "I Am", the first Gold Record inspired by people with developmental disabilities! If everyone who's been touched by the NYSARC community buys just a few downloads we can make it happen.
We invite you to listen and hope these songs leave you with more awareness and compassion for people with developmental disabilities.
Share the songs and join us in using music to change our world, and help us make a Gold Record too!
By buying downloads or donating, you'll enable us to continue providing services and advocacy to and with people with I/DD and their families.
Join us in using music to change the world for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities!
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iGive.com is an online shopping mall that has a mission of enabling the economic power of individuals to benefit their chosen communities. By signing up for free as a member of iGive.com, up to 26% of all purchases made through their website at one of the 947 participating stores will directly benefit Dutchess ARC and the services we provide to the community. To support Dutchess ARC through iGive.com, enter cause ID 19350 or click here.
Stay Informed with OVT
Every other Thursday, NYSARC, Inc. publishes its e-newsletter, Our Voice Today. Originally published as print newsletter Our Children's Voice in March 1949, OVT has a long history of providing information and resources related to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
In 2011, OVT was converted into an e-newsletter with a circulation of about 2,000 subscribers. The goal of the publication is to keep individuals in New York State informed about the latest advancements in the field as well as the activities of the 55 Chapters of NYSARC.
Subscribing to OVT is absolutely FREE. Simply visit the NYSARC, Inc. webpage at www.nysarc.org and enter your email address on the right side of the page where it says “Subscribe to our enewsletter.” You can also find past issues of OVT in the online NYSARC Resource Library.
Should you have any questions about subscribing to OVT, please contact Ryan Goodenough, Assistant Executive Director for Communications, at email@example.com.