Advocacy & resource for citizens with intellectual & developmental disabilities, & their families

Affiliated with The Arc of Pennsylvania & The Arc of the United States


  Our Mission





Community Disability Awareness Workgroup (CDAW)

The mission of The Arc of Indiana County is to include people with developmental delays or other disabilities in every community. Sometimes, community members have heard about a disability but donít know much about it. They may feel uncomfortable interacting with a person with a disability.

People with disabilities want to work, live in and contribute to their community like everyone else.  

 The Community Disability Awareness Workgroup hopes you will be able to join us at our monthly meetings, the 1st Monday of each month, 8:30 to 9:30am, at The Arc of Indiana County office.

Future meeting dates for 2010:

January 4, February 1, March 1, April 12,

May 3, June 7, July 12, Aug 2, Sept 13


 For additional information or questions, please contact, Barbara Telthorster (Executive Director, The Arc of Indiana County) at 724-349-8230 or .


CDAW Members:

            People with disabilities and their families   


Alice Paul House

Arc of Indiana County


Armstrong-Indiana MH/MR Program

Community Guidance Center

Community Living and Learning

Epilepsy Foundation

Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU)

ICW Vocational Services

Indiana Area School District

Indiana County Chamber of   Commerce

Indiana County Commissioners

Indiana County District Attorney Thomas Bianco

Indiana County Judge Carol Hanna

Indiana County Human Services Council Emergency & Disaster Preparedness

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Indiana University of Pennsylvania


PA Dept. of Health

Rep. Dave Reed