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Florida Lends a Helping Hand to Arc Chapters in Louisiana

Louisiana has been hit hard by flooding and many of The Arc chapters there are in need of some help to begin recovering and rebuilding.  When many of The Arc chapters here in Florida heard of the need, they immediately answered the call for help.  The Arc family in Florida has raised over $8,000 to assist The Arc chapters in Louisiana who were impacted by the devastating flooding.

The following chapters and family of The Arc here in Florida are our, “Heroes of the Storm”:

  • The Arc North Florida
  • The Arc of Palm Beach County
  • The Arc of Florida
  • The Arc Gateway
  • The Arc Sunrise of Central Florida
  • Dixie & Jerry Sansom
  • Victory Living Programs
  • Grandma’s Place
  • The Arc of Putnam County
  • The Arc Jacksonville
  • The Arc Tampa Bay
  • The Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties
  • The Arc of South Florida
  • The Arc of Charlotte County
  • The Arc Ridge Area
  • St. Andrew Bay Center
  • The Arc of the Emerald Coast
  • The Arc of Volusia

The following images are from clean-up efforts after flooding at The Arc Baton Rouge in Louisiana.


Love “Born this Way”? You’ll Love our Convention!

If you are excited about the season two premiere of A&E’s hot docu-series “Born This Way” you better hurry up and to book your trip to Orlando for The Arc’s 2016 National Convention and International Forum! This year we will be hosting to the full cast of Born This Way and giving our attendees an opportunity to meet them during a special autograph signing. In addition to our special guests, attendees can look forward to networking with leaders in the disability rights movement. From passionate self-advocates and families, to the professionals that make up The Arc’s network, this is an event not to be missed! This year we look forward to partnering with Inclusion International once again and playing host to an international audience. We hope to see you there! Click here to register today.


Developing Abilities and Restoring Rights Workshops in Tampa, Florida

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and Guardian Trust present Developing Abilities and Restoring Rights Workshops to take place in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  Please make plans to attend this FREE workshop that will provide tools and strategies supporting persons with disabilities to be more involved in decision making.

For more information, please visit: or call 866.615.0284 ext. 104.

The workshop begins at 9:00 AM and lasts until 4:30 PM, lunch will be provided.  Travel stipends are available for all self-advocates and families.

pdf Developing Abilities and Restoring Rights Workshop Flyer