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Sue Bastien
· May 7, 2015
It's great to have an organization supporting the needs of our families, and our loved ones with disabilities. Whenever there's a rally or testimony day up at the Capitol, the ARC CT is right there fighting!
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· April 29, 2015
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· November 11, 2014
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Tomorrow is YOUR day to come out and tell YOUR story! Don't miss your chance.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
10:30am-12:30pm
Legislative Office Building, Room 1C...
300 Capitol Ave, Hartford
Sign up to testify from 9:15am-10:00am in Room 1C.

THERE WILL BE 10 ACCESSIBLE VAN PARKING SPACES RESERVED AT THE CAPITOL!

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We can each sing our own song ❤️❤️❤️

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"We can each sing our own song." Bethy, Gustuf, Raz, and Lola are a loving family that thinks differently.

LEARN, Student Support Services to 2nd annual Disability Summit

Currently there are over 70 agencies and organizations attending the Disability Summit on March 10, 2018 in the Mohegan Sun Convention Center! Agencies will hav...e representatives and information available to speak with families, caregivers, educators and professionals. This event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with CT providers who support all areas of your child's development including recreation, medical, transportation, advocacy, academics, mental health, transition, employment, autism supports, parent/caregiver support, and many more!

Agencies and organizations attending include:

9 Town Transit
Abilities Beyond Disabilities
Adelbrook
Advanced Wheels
American School for the Deaf
Apricot Health
Autism Services and Resources (ASRC)
Beacon Health Options
Ben Bronz Academy
BRS/DORS Level Up
DORS Disability Determination
Bureau of Education Services for the Blind (BESB)/ BRS
Capitol Workforce
Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN)
Chapel Haven Inc
Charm Medical Supply
Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
CTFSN
CT Dental Health Partnership
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)
Continuun of Care
Cotter Careers
Daly Consulting
Department of Children and Family (DCF)
DDS Community Companion Homes
Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
Department of Public Health (DPH)
Disability Network of Eastern CT
Disability Rights CT
Discover Learn Work (Transition Service of Ability Beyond based at Roses For Autism)
DSS Division of Autism Services
EASTCONN
Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium (ECTC)
Eastern CT Assistive Technology
FamilyWise Behavior Solutions
FAVOR
Franklin Academy
Futures Inc.
Futures Planned, LLC
Growing Potential
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Horizons
Infinity Music Therapy Services
Kennedy Center
LEARN Student Support Services
LEARN Birth to 3
Lighthouse
Miracle League of CT
Mystic Aquarium
Natchaug Hospital
National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI of Connecticut, Inc)
New York Institute of Technology
Norwich Probate Court
Office of the Healthcare Advocate
PATH Family to Family Voices of Connecticut
Pediatric Dentistry Associates
PLAN of CT
Progressive Music Therapy Services
Project Genesis
Safeguard
Schkidules
Sensation Station
Shoreline Reading
Social Security, Inc.
Southeast Area Transit
Special Olympics
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
The Arc of New London
The Farmington Valley Transition Academy
Therapyworks
UCONN Center for Excellence
UCP
United Community and Family Services Medical Home (UCFS)
Vista Life Innovations
Yale Child Study
Youth Leadership Forum

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Job well done last night by families and providers who asked legislators to fix our broken system and to bring equity and fairness to people with I/DD who live in the community and to the people who serve them.

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Arc Board President, Tom Fiorentino, DD Council Chair, Shelagh McClure, and Arc Executive Director, Win Evarts all parents of young adults with I/DD, testifying... for system change required to fund DDS services for those who have them and those who are still waiting.

Families need to have hope that things will get better. We’ve waited long enough and we are counting on legislators to do the right thing.

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Shannon Jacovino added 3 new photos — with Shelagh Mcclure and 2 others.

Arc Board President, Tom Fiorentino, DD Council Chair, Shelagh McClure, and Arc Executive Director, Win Evarts all parents of young adults with I/DD, testifying... for system change required to fund DDS services for those who have them and those who are still waiting.

Families need to have hope that things will get better. We’ve waited long enough and we are counting on legislators to do the right thing.

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Fairfield County Families

Cooperative Educational Services Services in Trumbull will host its 17th annual Transition Resource Expo for parents and families of students with developmental disabilities and professionals who want to learn more about transition resources.

The free expo will be Wednesday, March 21, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the C.E.S. facility at 25 Oakview Drive in Trumbull.

The expo hosted by Cooperative Educational Services in Trumbull highlights resources for students with developmental disabilities.
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All are welcome! Please be sure to RSVP.

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Tue 8:00 AM ESTMiddlesex Community CollegeMiddletown, CT

Though there were cuts to some vital supports in Governor Malloy's budget adjustment proposal, there were also unanticipated steps taken to secure some fairness for people with I/DD.

While this is not nearly enough to address years of systemic inequities, in this time of severe fiscal crisis, it is a step in the right direction that would not have happened without thousands of people with I/DD and their families demanding change.

Click below for more information on the Governor's proposal and to learn what you can do about it.

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GREAT WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY!

Educational Seminar on “Achieving Independence with Technology”

WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...
TIME: 6-8 p.m. A light dinner will be served.
WHERE: MidState Arc
200 Research Parkway
Meriden, CT

RSVP: No later than Monday, February 26, 2018
Email Doreen at dcarron@midstatearc.org or call – 203-238-8392

**Note – Child care and support staff will be provided. Please indicate if you will need child care or support staff and for how many.

SAVE THE DATES FOR FUTURE Midstate Arc Trainings:

March 28th - Residential Supports and Future
April 25th - Achieving Adult Status
May 30th - The Current and Future System of Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities
June 27th - Volunteering – Expectations and Opportunities
September 26th - Transportation – Now and in the Future
October 24th - Employment
November 28th - Guardianship/Supported Decision Making

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"Continuing to cut projects offered by nonprofits leads to a Connecticut that:
* cannot provide for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities,
* fails to serve people in need of mental health and addiction treatment,
* falls short on food and shelter for those with emergency needs,
* sends formerly incarcerated people back into the community without support, and...
* lacks the arts and culture which attract people and help us compete for business investment, which is necessary if we are to meet needs in the future."

"We ask state and local officials to stand with us and say that state funding of nonprofits is essential and necessary. It is time that nonprofits be treated in the same manner as fixed costs. They should be off the table when budget cuts are discussed."

Gian-Carl Casa is President & CEO of The Alliance: The Voice of Community Nonprofits.

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Connecticut’s community nonprofits are in a precarious state. Year after year of tight state budgets have put increasing pressure on providers, leaving them to face an uncertain future at a time when the demand for essential services is increasing. With the prediction of at least three more years ...
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March/April Special Needs Planning workshops…

MAR 1 6:30 Cheshire High School 525 S. Main Street
Please register: 203.250.2450

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MAR 7 7pm Pomeraug H.S. 234 Judd Rd, Southbury
Please register: Susan Domenica at 860.567.0863 x.186 OR:
http://reg.educationconnection.org/registr…/htdocs/index.php

MAR 14 6:30 Cheshire High School 525 S. Main Street
Please register: 203.250.2450

APR 2 6:00 Allied Comm. Resources 3 Pearson Way, Enf
Please register: jhawkins@FuturesPlanned.com OR 860.573.4089

MAY 14 6:30 West Haven City Hall 355 Main St.
Please RSVP: Bob Morton 203-937-3633 or bobmorton@aol.com

http://www.futuresplanned.com/

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This is a such a good training offering the opportunity for greater independence for many people with I/DD.

with The Kennedy Center, Inc

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The Kennedy Center, Inc

The Kennedy Center’s Travel Training program teaches people with disabilities, veterans and seniors how to properly and safely use the local bus and / or rail s...ystem on a one-to-one basis throughout the state of CT. Since its inception in 1991, The Kennedy Center has successfully travel trained over 4,500 individuals with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities, aged 14 - 95, to properly and safely use local buses and trains to access their community. There is no charge for travel training. The program is grant funded by The Connecticut Department of Transportation and is available in any part of the state where there is local bus or train service.
For more information call 203-365-8522 x 265

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Thank you so much to our good friends and benefactors at Friends of G who have made so many dreams come true for people around the state who receive services from our Arc providers chapters!

There are so many good people out there.

with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way...

CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE NORWALK — Next winter, as you’re battling the weather and the cold, Angie Daniels will be on a cruise to the Baha...
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New Partners in Policymaking opportunity for Parents or Caregivers of Children with Disabilities age 0-5!

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

Applications are currently being accepted for a new group of Connecticut Partners in Policymaking. This training will address the issues facing parents and care...takers of children with disabilities from ages 0-5.

What is Partners?
Partners in Policymaking is a training program that is designed to build collaboration among people with disabilities, parents who have children with disabilities, service providers, and policy makers at national, state and local levels. In Connecticut sixteen classes of Partners have completed the training since 1989. For the first time, we are offering a shorter, modified training designed for parents of young children with disabilities ages birth to five. The training will offer parents an information and skills to better understand and access opportunities for their children.

Who Should Apply?
This training is for parents and caretakers of children with disabilities ages 0-5. Participants must actively participate in training and discussion, and complete homework assignments. Twenty-five (25) participants will be chosen. Participants will be expected to attend all four sessions.
About the Training

The Connecticut Partners for Parents/Caretakers of Young Children with Disabilities training consists of four Saturday training sessions with nationally recognized speakers and state experts in disability issues. All training is provided at no cost to participants, including the cost of lunch.

Where: UConn UCEDD, 270 Farmington Avenue, The Exchange, Suite 181, Farmington, CT 06032

Time: Saturdays; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The dates of the 2018 sessions will be:
Session 1: April 21, 2018
Session 2: April 28, 2018
Session 3: May 5, 2018
Session 4: May 12, 2018

PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR SESSIONS!!!

For more information, comment below or contact
Molly Cole
mocole@uchc.edu

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