NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

Wilbur Center for Opportunity: Become a Partner!

April 21, 2022

As part of Arc of Onondaga’s 70+ year commitment to providing services to people with developmental disabilities, the agency invites you to support a new fundraising initiative that will help transform 5,000+ square feet of space and provide expanded opportunities. The space was once used as Arc’s sheltered workshop, which provided vocational opportunities to people […]

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Summer Fun Programs!

April 6, 2022

Arc of Onondaga is now accepting applications for people ages 8-18 who are interested in participating in Summer Fun Programs!

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See me. See us.

February 28, 2022

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Become a part of our See Me. See Us. campaign and help raise awareness all month long! Check out our See me. See us. video here! Join self-advocates from Arc of Onondaga as we rally to take the “dis” out of disability and help to build a more inclusive and […]

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Moving Together Virtual Challenge

February 9, 2022

Join the Arc of Onondaga Foundation and UPS in our first-ever Moving Together Virtual Challenge! Walk, run, hike, swim, or bike your way to your goal, all while helping the Arc of Onondaga Foundation raise needed funds.  This 3-month challenge will run from March 10  to June 10, 2022 and is about accumulated mileage.  It does not matter how you accumulate your […]

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TAKE ACTION! Build Back Better Act!

November 17, 2021

This week, we have a HISTORIC opportunity in the fight to make life in the community possible for everyone. Susan, an advocate from Ohio, shared what it would mean in her life to get increased funding for home and community-based services, including more support for direct support professionals.   “I cannot stress enough how much […]

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Your new career is just a click away! NEW starting wage for DSPs!

November 11, 2021

The Executive Committee of the Arc of Onondaga Board of Directors voted unanimously to increase wages for Direct Support Professionals in recognition of the challenges we have faced and continue to face, and out of respect for the work that DSPs do 365 days a year. The job of Direct Support Professional should not be […]

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Advocates across New York have launched the RISE UP campaign

October 27, 2021

Advocates across New York have launched the RISE UP campaign, which encourages all advocates to tell their personal stories, particularly as it relates to supports provided by Direct Support Professionals (DSP) and the workforce crisis. The goal is to make clear to Governor Hochul, that due to the lack of investment for years, we are now at a […]

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Congratulations Debrah Frett!

October 22, 2021

We love to celebrate excellence, and that’s why we were so proud to nominate Direct Support Professional Debrah Frett for the Thomas D. Maul Award. The Arc New York recognizes individuals who consistently demonstrate excellence, creativity and commitment in providing supports to people who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities, and Debrah’s dedication to the people […]

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