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The Arc Community League Awarded $15,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

To support recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Dutchess county.

Beacon, NY – July 2017 –
The Arc Community League, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Dutchess county, has been awarded $15,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support the Arc Community League’s recreation programs.

NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI.  For 2017, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,793,500 in grants to NYSARC Chapters statewide.

The Arc Community League used this grant to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the 150 members it serves.  The Arc Community League used this recreation grant to fund the Chapter’s Family Day Picnic and Fall Luncheon & Dance.  Funds were also utilized to take individuals with disabilities on special outings:  Hudson River cruise tours, theatrical performances at the Westchester Broadway Theater and other activities which would not be available through regular Chapter program funding.

These additional recreation activities were chosen to enhance social skills and expose people with developmental disabilities to the cultural world around them.  As part of person-centered planning, people served took part in choosing these activities.

NYSARC Trust Services has administered Supplemental Needs Trusts since 1972, helping more than 16,000 people with disabilities protect their eligibility for government benefits and improve their quality of life.  Our Trust programs give people with disabilities the opportunity to remain in their communities with greater comfort and independence while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.

NYSARC Trust Services administers first and third party Supplemental Needs Trusts, pooled trusts for income and resource (asset) protection, and individual trusts.

For more information about NYSARC Trust Services, please call (518) 439-8323 or online at www.nysarctrustservices.org.

For more information about the Arc Community League, visit our Chapter website communityleagueny.org or call the office at 845-838-0515.

 

The Arc Community League hosts autism advocate

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(left to right) Rose Mary Cella, Board President; Beth Wolert, MSC Supervisor/Connections Chairperson; Earl Layumas, Executive Director; and Jesse Saperstein, author, autism advocate, and motivational speaker.

At The Arc Community League’s Connections parent support group meeting on Aug. 12, the Chapter hosted Jesse Saperstein, autism advocate, motivational speaker, and author of “Atypical” Life with Asperger’s in 20 1/3 Chapters” and “Getting a Life with Asperger’s: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood.”
He spoke to parents, individuals, and guests about his life, his experiences with bullying as someone on the autism spectrum. Saperstein also shared a number of stories about his life growing up, college life, hiking the Appalachian Trail, writing two books, and his job experiences leading up to his current position as a Habilitation Liaison with The College Experience.
The College Experience is a two-year residential non-credit certificate program hosted by The College of Saint Rose in partnership with Living Resources. Through the program, students with intellectual disabilities can practice living independently, make friends, intern at area businesses, and become part of a diverse campus community. Launched in 2005, it remains just one of a handful of academic programs in the nation that serve the developmentally disabled population post high school graduation. For more information, please click here.

NYSARC Trust Services Recreation Grant

NYSARC Trust Services Recreation Grant
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The Trustees of the NYSARC, Inc. Trust have approved a remainder fund grant of $12,500 per chapter to provide recreational opportunities for people they support. Last year the Chapter received a similar grant from NYSARC Trust Services to (INCLUDE DESCRIPTION of activities/people benefiting)
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use the funds in the same fashion this year. In addition, remainder fund grants totaling $ 2,302,500 were awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs statewide. A total of $2,980,000 in remainder grants was awarded in 2016 to support recreation and guardianship statewide. NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts that enable people with disabilities to remain in their home and community while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits. Information is available on how NYSARC Trust Services may benefit you: our website www.nysarctrustservices.org, phone 1-518-439-8323, toll free phone 1-800-735-8924 or e-mail info@nysarctrustservices.org.

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The ARC Community League receives NYSARC Trust Services Recreation Grant

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The Trustees of the NYSARC, Inc. Trust have approved a remainder fund grant of $12,500 per Chapter for 2016 to provide recreational opportunities for people they support.  The ARC Community League Chapter used these funds to enhance the Chapter’s Supplemental Group Day Habilitation Program by offering activities that normally would not be available due to cost.  These additional, special activities were chosen to enhance social skills and expose people with developmental disabilities to the cultural world around them.  As part of person-centered planning, people served were involved in choosing these activities.

The ARC Community League is grateful to NYSARC Trust for making this possible.

In addition, the NYSARC Trust Remainder Fund grants totaling $ 1,466,000 were also awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs statewide.  A total of $1,874,000 in remainder grants have been awarded in 2016 to support recreation and guardianship statewide.

NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts that enable people with disabilities to remain in their home and community while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits.

Information is available on how NYSARC Trust Services may benefit you:  our website www.nysarctrustservices.org , phone 1-518-439-8323, toll free phone 1-800-735-8924 or e-mail info@nysarctrustservices.org.