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.
Join the Dutchess ARC Team at the 2014 Dutchess Heart Walk
Saturday, March 15th from 10am – 12:30pm
Follow this Link to join the Dutchess ARC team:
Registration Starts at 8:30AM at Vassar College’s Walker Field House located at 125 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY 12604. You will also have the option to pre-register.
Parking will be available at Our Lady of Lourdes High School.
From there buses will take participants to Vassar College’s Walker Field House.
If you have any questions or for more information, please contact
Laurie Wassmuth at 471-8876 ext. 175 or e-mail Lwassmuth@dutchess-arc.org
Individuals, Families, Providers & Interested Citizens are Invited to attend a Public Forum on Service Needs for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6-8pm
Where: Dutchess County Mental Health Center
Multi Purpose Room, Entrance #1
230 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Sponsor: Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee of the
Dutchess County Mental Hygiene Board
For more information please contact the Department of Mental Hygiene at (845) 486-3725 or visit: www.dutchessny.gov
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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