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  • Welcome the New NCE Steering Committee Members December 7, 2018
    In 2019, the NCE Steering Committee will welcome new leadership and new members. The steering committee serves as NCE’s governing body and is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of a robust professional development program for executives, management staff, … Continue reading →
  • Spotlight: A Farewell to NCE Steering Chair Carrie Hobbs Guiden December 7, 2018
    After two wonderful years, we bid farewell to Carrie Hobbs Guiden as our NCE Steering Committee Chair. Carrie reflected on her tenure as chair with us, as well as how to get more involved with NCE and take advantage of … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Mourns the Passing of President George H.W. Bush December 5, 2018
    The Arc released the following statement following the death of President George H.W. Bush. “President Bush and members of his administration were crucial participants in the development and enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the greatest legislative … Continue reading →
  • Thankful for SNAP: November 2018 #HandsOff November 28, 2018
    #HandsOff is a series on The Arc Blog where individuals and families across The Arc’s network share their stories about how some of today’s key policy issues impact their day to day lives. By Anne Clinard Barnhill My sister, Rebecca, … Continue reading →
  • Celebrating National Caregiver Month with The Arc Wisconsin November 1, 2018
    Each November, we observe National Caregiver Month – honoring those who devote their lives to providing care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The daily demands of caregiving for individuals with I/DD and elderly adults can be challenging, and the … Continue reading →
  • Time to Check Your Health Insurance October 30, 2018
    2019 Open Enrollment: November 1, 2018 Open enrollment begins December 15, 2018 Open enrollment ends January 1, 2019 Coverage begins If you’re uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the “open enrollment” period is the time to visit … Continue reading →
  • Our Hearts Are Heavy: A Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting October 29, 2018
    A statement from The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh, known as ACHIEVA, on the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue this weekend. Two of their clients, Cecil and David Rosenthal were victims of the attack. On behalf of the Board of Directors … Continue reading →
  • Impact of the Public Charge Rule Change on People with Disabilities October 17, 2018
    Written in partnership with: What is the Public Charge rule? On October 10, the Department of Homeland Security announced the “public charge” rule. This rule allows the U.S. to keep out people who may become a “public charge.” Someone is … Continue reading →
  • Tommy Hilfiger, Levy Restaurant Group, Amy & The Orphans and more: The Arc Announces Winners of 2018 Catalyst Awards October 15, 2018
    On November 9, The Arc will present the prestigious Catalyst Awards to six honorees, all of whom have made extraordinary contributions in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This year’s winners hail from a wide swath … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court October 7, 2018
      Today, The Arc responded to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the United States Supreme Court. In August, The Arc came out in opposition to Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment to the highest court based on his decisions on cases involving self-determination … Continue reading →
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