There’s an organization that would love to have people know more about them. That organization is The Arc Of Rensselaer County. They are an association of people with disabilities, parents, professionals and community members that are dedicated to building the capacity of a person with disabilities. On their website is their mission statement, which says a lot about them - to advocate for the rights and safety of individuals of all ages who have an intellectual disability and/or a developmental disability or delay. The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and available resources in assisting individuals and their families to meet their needs and goals. The Arc works to influence societal attitudes and governmental policy so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance, and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.

They have a great staff who do amazing work every day. The Arc offers so many options for people who need various levels of support from the smallest amount to significantly higher need levels. Also from relationship building, including within the community, to physical support, to mental health supports and to emergency support needs.

The Arc always welcomes the community’s support. Maybe it’s being employed at The Arc, or maybe attending one of their fundraiser. There’s one coming up on Wednesday, June 24, starting at 6:00 p.m. It’s their annual fundraising event called ‘Evening In The Garden’. The cost to attend will be $65.00 per person It will be at their Brunswick Services Center Location, 4015 Route 2 in Troy.

Jared Vibert, Paulette Doudoukjian and Bro. Lou Roberts (Photo by Flounder/WGNA)

You can find out more about The Arc Of Rensselaer County on our show, Capital Region Sunday. I had the pleasure of speaking with two representatives from The Arc, Paulette Doudoukjian and Jared Vibert. You can hear more about The Arc on 107.7 WGNA. Capital Region Sunday will air from 6:10 a.m. to 6:10 a.m., Sunday morning (June 21)