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Harrisburg, PA 17103

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THE ARC OF DAUPHIN COUNTY

OUR OFFICE REMAINS CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

 

NEWS & VIEWS

Your The Arc of Dauphin County Resource Center

REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE DEPARTMENT NEWS

March 30, 2020

The Representative Department is working hard through these uncertain times to make sure that their Consumers are being taken care of.  While the State of Pennsylvania is on a stay at home order, we ask that all communication be handled remotely either by telehone, fax, email or snail mail.  The safety of everyone is so important!  Please employ safe and healthy practices in the war against COVID-19 so that we all make it to the other side.  We'll see you then!

SPEAK OUT! CELEBRATION

April 3, 2020

Sunday, June 9, 2020, is now the date for our annual Speak Out! celebration.  It is our hope that we have moved the date beyond the end of the stay at home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

It will be wonderful for us all to be able to gather safely at our annual celebration of success in the face of skepticism.  Please plan to join us to hear stories of triumph over impossible odds and revel in the success of those who have fought hard to achieve it.

 

ABOUT

The Arc of Dauphin County is a 501(c)3 non-profit grassroots organization founded in 1953 by a group of parents wanting a better life for their loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The organization began at a time when children with I/DD ​were typically sent to live in state facilities, away from their families. The parents that founded The Arc of Dauphin County wanted to keep their children at home where they were loved and could be part of family life.  These parents became strong advocates for their children's education and inclusion in society.

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Upcoming Events
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Sat, May 16
Harrisburg Area Community College
May 16, 9:00 AM
Harrisburg Area Community College, 1 HACC Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA
Join us as we raise funds on our walk for a healthy community.
A NEWER DATE - Speak Out! Celebration
Sun, Jun 07
Best Western Premier The Central Hotel &
Jun 07, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Best Western Premier The Central Hotel &, 800 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111, USA
Join us for a special gathering that will include lunch, special presentations, music, and dancing!
Annual Million Dollar Golf Outing
Fri, Sep 18
Deer Valley Golf Course
Sep 18, 12:00 PM
Deer Valley Golf Course, 101 Stoudt Rd, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA
Make plans to join us for our 5th Annual $1Million Golf Outing where YOU could be the one to shoot for $1 Million!
POSTPONED - The Evaluation and Re-evaluation Process: How and Why?
Time is TBD
The Arc of Dauphin County
Time is TBD
The Arc of Dauphin County, 2569 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17103, USA
The next in our series of informative, educational classes offered in collaboration with C.A.T.C.H. and Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.
POSTPONED - Which Agencies are Available to Help Maneuver the Special Education World?
Time is TBD
The Arc of Dauphin County
Time is TBD
The Arc of Dauphin County, 2569 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17103, USA
THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.
POSTPONED - Compassion Fatigue
Time is TBD
The Arc of Dauphin County
Time is TBD
The Arc of Dauphin County, 2569 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17103, USA
WILL RESCHEDULE FOR SOMETIME IN MAY ... STAY TUNED!
POSTPONED - The Evaluation and Re-evaluation Process: How and Why?
Fri, Mar 20
The Arc of Dauphin County
Mar 20, 6:00 AM
The Arc of Dauphin County, 2569 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17103, USA
The next in our series of informative, educational classes offered in collaboration with C.A.T.C.H. and Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.
Life After High School - Transition Fair
Fri, Mar 13
HACC Midtown 2
Mar 13, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
HACC Midtown 2, 1500 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102, USA
Benefits 2020, 2021, 2022 IEP Students Eligible for, or Enrolled with County IDD Services
Parent's Club
Wed, Feb 12
The Arc of Dauphin County
Feb 12, 6:00 PM
The Arc of Dauphin County, 2569 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17103, USA
Special Education Series - Why a 504 and not an IEP?
 

WHAT WE DO...

Making A Difference

The Arc of Dauphin County is in the business of changing and shaping the lives of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our consumers are empowered by creating opportunities for them in their communities.

 

Our Advocacy Program provides direct advocacy support to individuals at any age struggling with systemic hurdles.  Our Advocates help consumers navigate through service systems such as education, developmental programs, federal funding streams, medical assistance, legal assistance, housing, transportation, social security, trusts, wills, and community supports and resources.

Pre-Employment Transition Services are designed and tailored to meeting the transition service needs of students with disabilities, ages 14-21.  This innovative approach to obtaining pre-employment transition services is made possible through partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.  The Arc of Dauphin County collaborates with school districts, community partners, and local businesses who support an inclusive workplace by providing opportunities for students with disabilities.

The Arc of Dauphin County offer services and activities that provide consumers with opportunities for socialization and community integration, while promoting individual choice.  We participate in, and organize events that help to create awareness and bring the community and consumers closer together.

Our Computer Skills Training is not your usual computer training program.  Here, we focus on the fundamental basics needed to navigate and use computers.  Acquiring these fundamental skills provides consumers with a base for:

  • Employability

  • Prep for higher education

  • Independence

  • More ongoing training

Our Representative Payee program provides peace of mind in knowing that financial responsibilities are being addressed and handled timely and expertly.

Our Respite Service provides caregivers a short-term break to relieve stress, restore energy, and promote life balance.  It also provides those with I/DD a much needed retreat or vacation from daily routines, allowing for socialization with peers, and including activities in the community.

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"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

Vincent van Gogh

 

GET INVOLVED

You Can Make a Difference

Your support is important to our work at The Arc of Dauphin County. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

PARTNER WITH US ON OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Help Us Soar

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. Being on our Board gives you a voice and helps us with ours.  Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Show Your Support

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

MAKE A DONATION

Help Make a Real Change

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making The Arc of Dauphin County an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

 

CONTACT THE ARC OF DAUPHIN COUNTY

Get in touch with The Arc of Dauphin County to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

2569 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

717.920.2727