**The Arc In the News** Project a bridge to disabled
The Indiana County Bar Association recently donated $1,500 to the Arc of Indiana County, an organization dedicated to the advocacy for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Pictured, from left, are J. Evans, president of the Arc; Barbara Telthorster, Arc executive director; John Barbor, executive board member of the bar association; and Bob Marcus, chairman of the association’s charity committee.
The Arc of Indiana County is a non-profit organization that provides information, education and support for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and for their families. We believe that the earlier a child receives the appropriate programs and services, within the community, the greater the opportunity for the child to grow up happy and successful.
The Arc can assist parents and children in several ways:
Provide information and resources
Assist in getting answers to questions and concerns
Assist in preparing for meetings
Quality education and appropriate services require a collaborative effort. We encourage and support positive communication between parents, students, educators and agencies.
For adults with disabilities, we can provide information about supports and services so you can make informed decisions to help you have the life you want.
The Arc works at the national, state and local level to monitor laws and regulations that affect people with disabilities. We discuss disability issues with local legislators.
The Arc sponsors seminars, workshops and fairs to increase public awareness on disability issues.
The Arc of Indiana County conducts satisfaction surveys to monitor the quality of services being received by people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
We welcome volunteers to support our activities and to serve on our Legislative, Education, Community Outreach, and Public Awareness Committees.