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Hotel project looks to partner with Ball State

Hotel project looks to partner with Ball State | Towson University Class Project - The Arc | Scoop.it
A new downtown  Muncie project is looking to partner with Ball State in order to train people with disabilities to work in hospitality fields.
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A new downtown Munice hotel is planned to open in the summer of 2015. It will be the first of its kind to provide hospitality training for people with disabilities. Once they complete the program, “participants will receive a workforce credential endorsed by the Indiana Hospitality and Restaurant Association, allowing them to work at any hotel or restaurant in the state of Indiana.

 

The article focuses on a potential partnership with Ball State that could possibly “provide the opportunity that when people leave [their] training institute with their workforce credential, they can maybe apply more classes to that to earn a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree in whatever field that they choose”. No actual program partnerships have been finalized yet but Ball State is in support of the hotel. The first class of students will start in January 2016.

 

This is a great opportunity to help people with disabilities learn skills that they can use to acquire a job. It is a great way for them to meet new people and spend time interacting with others. Please support The Arc. Find out more information and help support our class project by visiting http://marketing4ebusines.wix.com/the-arc-fundraiser Thanks!

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Multi-million Partnership to Enhance Technology Access and Education for People with Disabilities

Comcast Nbcuniversal and the Arc launch multi-million dollar national partnership to enhance technology access and education for people with disabilities. 

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The Arc and Comcast Corporation have formed a new national partnership to support and expand digital technology opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It is a three-year commitment that provides funding and support to promote The Arc. The Arc will use the funding to “design an online resource center for cataloguing and rating apps, software and other digital resources”. In addition to creating awareness for The Arc, the “partnership will focus on assisting people with I/DD to gain access to and make effective and safe use of the internet, including social media”.

 

Updates about the new program can be found on The Arc’s website, www.thearc.org. Please support The Arc. Find out more information and help support our class project by visiting http://marketing4ebusines.wix.com/the-arc-fundraiser Thanks!

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The Arc stands up for the safety of kids with disabilities - Austin Herald

The Arc stands up for the safety of kids with disabilities The AASA report is in stark contrast to reports from the Government Accountability Office and the National Disability Rights Network that document children are injured,...


Via Shaji Mathew
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It is important for parents to be well informed about the disciplinary actions that are allowed at schools. The Arc helps look out for inappropriate actions that could be harmful to students, especially those with disabilities. This article is very informative and will help people become aware of what could be allowed as a disciplinary action and where The Arc stands on the matter. 

 

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Towson University Class Project- The Arc

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As a marketing project, we were asked to select a non-profit organization and create an awareness campaign for them. My group chose The Arc. It is a great organization that "promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes" (The Arc website).

 

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New playground to benefit children with disabilities

New playground to benefit children with disabilities | Towson University Class Project - The Arc | Scoop.it
The Arc of Southeast Iowa seeks donations to help fund project
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The Arc of Southeast Iowa is creating a great environment for kids with disabilities. The playground, planned to open next May, will be easily accessible for young people in Iowa City with disabilities. The features include Ramps, interactive play boards, a wheelchair-accessible teeter totter, enclosed swings for children with autism, and a nearby sensory garden. 

 

This is a great project that will have many benefits. It will be open to the public and will help children learn more about interacting with others. In addition, it "will help its users increase their independence and self-esteem, [and] improve their physical wellness". 

 

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Arc Village can help adults with developmental disabilities who 'just want my own place'

Arc Village can help adults with developmental disabilities who 'just want my own place' | Towson University Class Project - The Arc | Scoop.it
The Arc Village held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday near a 32-acre site near Hodges and Beach boulevards that will become a community where adults with developmental disabilities to live independently.
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This is an amazing  accomplishment that will hopefully become a reality next year. Many adults with developmental disabilities have shown interest in wanting their own place and the Arc Village, that is in the works, is the perfect solution. The village will have one- and two- bedroom homes with the capacity to accommodate about 120 residents. There will be staff on hand to provide assistance in emergencies. I think this is an awesome concept and truly hope it becomes a reality. 

 

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Case Dismissed: National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability Provides Critical Support to Bring Justice in Illinois | The Arc Blog

Case Dismissed: National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability Provides Critical Support to Bring Justice in Illinois | The Arc Blog | Towson University Class Project - The Arc | Scoop.it
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The Arc’s National Center on criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) receives calls from all over the country regarding people with disabilities in the criminal justice system. It is shocking to hear the different situations people with disabilities regularly face. Many times it is caused from a blatant disregard for human rights. Thankfully The Arc’s NCCJD is an available resource to help during these stressful situations. In one case, they were able to help put together a personalized justice plan for the individual which helped show that they had “appropriate services in the community and that there were additional supports being made available as needed” to assist the individual.

 

It is important to bring awareness to great resources such as The Arc’s NCCJD so that more people can obtain the assistance that they need. Please support The Arc. Find out more information and help support our class project by visiting http://marketing4ebusines.wix.com/the-arc-fundraiser Thanks!

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All about choice: Locals live, work with developmental disabilities

All about choice: Locals live, work with developmental disabilities | Towson University Class Project - The Arc | Scoop.it
David Coleman works two part-time jobs. One he has held for eight years and the other for 30.
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This article highlights the great benefits of the Tennessee Home and Community Based Service Medicaid Waiver. The waiver keeps people out of nursing homes and institutions and "allows people with physical and intellectual disabilities to live, work, play, worship and contribute to their communities just like everyone else". It spares the costly expense of the health care system and enables people to focus on their abilities and not their disabilities. 

 

The Arc provides assistance by providing case management for individuals awarded the waiver. They help them "access the services they need, including community based residential services, developmental day programs and sheltered and private community based employment".

 

Unfortunately the waivers are limited to 7,000 people so there are many people who are eligible and waiting on the waiver list, who are currently receiving no services. I think this is a great program and partnership with case management services, that will hopefully continue to get funded.

 

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Finding proper job and wage for disabled [Letter]

Finding proper job and wage for disabled [Letter] | Towson University Class Project - The Arc | Scoop.it
Congratulations to The Sun for its balanced reporting of the many complexities of the subminimum wage issue and its acknowledgment that a phase-out needs to be gradual so that no individual loses opportunity or earnings ("'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative," June 14).
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It is great to see other companies and organizations working to get equal opportunities for those with disabilities. The Sun supported the efforts to help those with disabilities earn at least minimum wage. Ideally they would like to encourage more companies to provide opportunities for those who wish to work. Thoughts around getting tax credits for companies to help enable minimum wage for all have also been discussed.

 

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Tax credits offered for hiring developmentally disabled

Tax credits offered for hiring developmentally disabled | Towson University Class Project - The Arc | Scoop.it
State scraps Nov. 30 deadline to apply for tax credits for hiring developmentally disabled
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As a way to diversify the workforce, a tax credit is being offered to all businesses, who have unemployment insurance accounts by Novemebr 30th, that hire workers with disabilities. Businesses who qualify can fill out an application to receive the credit. The amounts vary depending on if they are hiring someone full time or part time and they must employ the person for at least 6 months. 

 

I think this is a great way to help integrate more people with disabilities into the workforce. It is important for people to spread the word about this tax credit so that businesses who qualify are aware of the opportunity. 

 

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Twitter helps job seekers with developmental disabilities

Twitter helps job seekers with developmental disabilities | Towson University Class Project - The Arc | Scoop.it
[...] they’re often even tougher for the young men and women seeking employment through the Arc, a nonprofit that helps adults with developmental disabilities find jobs. The Arc has placed 246 adults with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome, at more than 80 companies in San Francisco.
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The Arc received help from Twitter in preparing 18 Arc clients for job interviews. The Twitter staff members were able to gain an insight into the potential challenges that people with disabilities face and help give them the skills and confidence they need to succeed. I think this was a great opportunity to help companies be aware of potential employees and help the Arc prepare their clients.  

 

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Ten Commandments of Parents with Kids on the Autism Spectrum | Autism NOW Center

Ten Commandments of Parents with Kids on the Autism Spectrum | Autism NOW Center | Towson University Class Project - The Arc | Scoop.it

The Autism NOW Center is the nation's source for resources and information on community-based solutions for individuals with autism, other developmental disabilities, and their families. A national initiative of The Arc.


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This is a great article that discusses how people can effectively support and interact with individuals with autism and their families.

 

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Richard Dolinski's curator insight, September 3, 2013 5:12 AM
Insightful and well informed article.