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Overview Of Arc Services


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The Arc of Monroe County- A non profit agency that assists individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities.

The Arc of Monroe County- A non profit agency that assists individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities.

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  • 1. The Arc of Monroe County Jaime Vella Community Outreach Coordinator 1000 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 (585) 271-0660
  • 2. The Arc of Monroe
    • A non-profit organization founded in 1956 to serve adults (17 or older) with intellectual disabilities.
    • Regulated by OMRDD (Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities)
    • GOAL Provide adults with developmental disabilities with opportunities to maximize the development of their potential, reach their highest level of independence, and maximize their feeling of self-worth and accomplishment.
  • 3. Day Services
    • Fairport Rd
    • Community Arts Connection (CAC)
    • Ballantyne
    • E. Henrietta
    • Southwest
  • 4. Southwest Day Hab
    • Provides services for many individuals with varying needs and interests.
    • 55 individuals currently receiving services.
    • Focuses on not only providing basic needs but meeting the individuals' goals providing assistance in our community.
    • Volunteering activities
    • Meals on Wheels,
    • the Soup Kitchen,
    • Episcopal Church Home,
    • Food Link, and the Moose Lodge.
    • Members of the local YMCA, library, and bowling alley.
  • 5. Fairport Day Hab
    • Large interest in community and social inclusion, as well as volunteerism
    • Volunteer at: Fairport Baptist Home, Foodlink, Meals on Wheels, Open Door Mission, The Jewish Home, as well as several other locations.
    • Focuses on person centered planning and individualization, adapting outings and activities to the interests and abilities of each individual.
  • 6. Ballantyne Day Hab
    • Provides services to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and age related conditions including dementia
    • Promoting health and wellness of body and mind, individuals are encouraged to express themselves through nostalgic activities, gardening, exercise, music, and massage therapy.
  • 7. E. Henrietta Day Hab
    • Provides services to 10 individuals. Focuses on autism and other communication based needs, the site offers a lot of 1:1 attention.
    • Sensory activities as well as activities in the community are central to this site.
    • The group participates in volunteering in the community at Meals on Wheels, the Red Cross, and Soap Makers.
  • 8. Community Arts Connection (CAC)
    • CAC provides the opportunity to:
        • explore individual artistic talents
        • choose an arts career and be trained for that path.
    • Arts programs include:
    • Dance / Movement
    • Music
    • Theatre
    • Visual Arts
    • Poetry
    • Quilting/Fiber Arts
  • 9.
    • The Arc has 30 Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs) **range in size from 2 individuals to 12 individuals**
    • Supervised Apartments- apartment settings for individuals able to be more independent.
    Residential Services From quiet rural settings to bustling city neighborhoods, The Arc of Monroe County provides a wide range of warm, caring residences that foster a sense of belonging.
  • 10. Service Coordination
    • Provides a personalized one-on-one approach
    • Enables individuals to achieve self-fulfillment and success .
    • Helps individuals and their families make educated choices about housing, employment, and recreational activities
  • 11. Other Support Services
    • Special Sitters
    • Home-based respite program providing extra help for families, enabling family members to spend time away from the home
    • Each sitter is thoroughly trained in communications skills, special needs awareness, creative activities, First Aid, and CPR
    • Family Reimbursement
    • This funding helps in preventing out-of-home placement and enhancing the quality of family life
    • Requests for special adaptive equipment, environmental modifications, respite, non-covered medical therapies, transportation, recreation, and other special needs.
    • Individual can receive up to $1500/year in reimbursements.
  • 12. Vocational Services
    • can assist individuals in finding jobs that best suits their interests and skill. Once an individual is matched with a job, Job Path provides job coaching. Referrals to Job Path come from VESID (Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities).
    Job Path ArcWorks Offers vocational training, paid work opportunities, on-site support, vocational counseling services, and extensive vocational training and employment readiness activities for individuals with developmental disabilities .
  • 13. Community Residential Habilitation
    • Provides customized assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities who live with their family or on their own in the community.
    • Support is tailored to meet the needs of the individuals.
    • Areas of assistance include:
        • personal hygiene and self-care
        • assistance with social skills
        • household chores
        • grocery shopping
        • transportation to medical appointments
  • 14. Arc Health Services
    • Offers a broad range of evaluation and ongoing treatment services to individuals with developmental disabilities .
    • Arc Health offers the following clinical services:
          • Applied Behavior Specialist
          • Nursing
          • Nutrition
          • Occupational Therapy
          • Physical Therapy
          • Psychiatry
          • Psychology
          • Rehabilitation Counseling
          • Social Work
          • Speech/Language Therapy
  • 15. Guardianship
    • In New York State, when an individual reaches 18 years of age, he or she is assumed to be a legally competent adult and able to manage his or her own affairs.
    • Guardianship is a planning alternative that enables parents, relatives or a corporate guardianship program to act on behalf of the individual. Legal Guardianship can only be appointed through the Monroe County Surrogate Court system.
  • 16. Recreation
    • Services include:
    • Sports & spectator events
    • Social functions, such as dances, mixers, and holiday celebrations
    • Special Olympics training and competition
    • Theatre and cultural arts exploration
    • Local excursions and day trips
    • Educational experiences, such as museum visits and historical tours
    • Enrichment opportunities on the RIT campus- Individuals take 1 week of classes at RIT. Includes Graduation ceremony at the end of the week.
    • Transportation is provided for most recreation activities and events.  Current Recreation Events can be found on the Events Calendar.
  • 17. Community Outreach & Enrollment Office
    • Can provide you with information regarding all of these services
    • Can assist you in referring individuals to the following programs
          • ArcWorks
          • Day Services
          • Residential Services
          • Community Arts Connection
          • Service Coordination
    • Call Jaime Vella at 698-1320 ext. 6027 or John Syrkin at 730-6037