The Arc of Atlantic County kicked off their first Health Fair as part of The Arc’s HealthMeet program today. Free health assessments for people with I/DD are offered by appointment. The Arc of Atlantic County is one of five chapters across the country piloting this innovative program to improve the health of people with I/DD.
See The Arc of Atlantic County’s Health Fair album for more photos.
“More than a thousand disabled Kansans and their families staged a protest on the capital steps. Advocates say the state’s new long-term care plan for intellectually and developmentally disabled residents will jeopardize their well-being. Under the plan, called KanCare, three private insurance companies will dictate long-term coverage for the developmentally disabled beginning Jan. 1, 2014.” (Full story here.)
Photos via The Arc of Sedgwick County.
The Arc in Massachusetts has kicked off its annual All Aboard The Arc! Awareness Campaign. The campaign culminates in a ride-a-thon and rally on Saturday, May 18, 2013, a fundraising event where individuals and teams can pledge to raise money for chapters of The Arc in Massachusetts. Afterward, riders and supporters will unite in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center for a celebratory concert and rally featuring performances by teen pop star and anti-bullying advocate Gabbie Rae and the band Flame, made up of musicians with disabilities, which was recently featured in People Magazine.
All Aboard The Arc! is a statewide celebration event for individuals, families and the greater community to show support and solidarity to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Two years ago The Arc of Indiana traveled around the state for three days, visiting local chapters of The Arc.
This year, the staff was again able to schedule a whirlwind tour of the state, traveling to 46 locations throughout Indiana.
The Arc Greater Twin Cities held their Annual Meeting & Volunteer Celebration. Top photo: Mike Williams received a Changing Lives Changemaker award for his extensive advocacy. Bottom photo: The cast of Dancemania wrapped up the show at the Annual Meeting & Volunteer Celebration.
Via The Arc Greater Twin Cities. Event photos by Jim Nihart.