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 […]


New Year, New Job, 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Fall Harvest of Fun Silent Auction

September 29, 2021

Browse and bid on 33 amazing packages in the Arc of Onondaga Foundation’s Fall Harvest of Fun Online Silent Auction! . Start bidding here! The auction will stay open for bidding until October 28th with NEW ITEMS RELEASED DAILY, so make sure to keep checking back often! . From sports to coffee, dining out to area attractions, […]


Arc of Onondaga joins The Collaborative of NY regional recruitment campaign

May 6, 2021

The 12 organizations that comprise The Collaborative of NY have joined forces to launch a recruitment campaign. Predicated on the need to hire Direct Support Professionals to work with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, the campaign, Is DSP for Me, that promotes career opportunities launched during the week of May 3rd. The campaign aims to educate […]


Open Interviews

March 25, 2021

Discover your passion with Arc of Onondaga! Open interviews EVERY TUESDAY from 8am – 11am


Care, Not Cuts! Virtual Rally

March 18, 2021

  On Wednesday, March 24th at 12:00 p.m., NYDA and The Arc New York will be hosting a virtual rally to both thank our legislators for inclusion of important funding in their one-house budgets, and to ensure that we can cross the finish line on April 1 with our needed funding in place.    The […]