2020 Annual Meeting

Thank you to those who were able to attend our Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting – to view the meeting recording and the wonderful keynote by Dr. Bird; Dr. Bird’s inspirational talk was fantastic – and a great takeaway for us was “Do not let what you cannot do, affect what you can do!” Give it […]

Register now for the 2021 Hot Cocoa 5k Run and 1k Walk, Run, and Roll!

Join us on Sunday, November 7th for the 2021 Hot Cocoa 5k Run and 1k Walk, Run and Roll Register now by clicking here! Mail in registration form here: Hot Cocoa Run Mail-In Registration Thank you to our sponsors:  OneGroup, MVP Healthcare, Liquor Depot, Alpine Awards and Engraving, The Latte Lounge, NYCM Insurance, Destination Oneonta […]

Virtual Show for VOICE! 17

Join us for our Virtual Show! July 15, 2021 at 7pm. Click here to join the live event on July 15! The Arc Otsego presents VIRTUAL Voice! 17, the 17th annual juried art exhibition of work by artists with intellectual and other developmental disabilities from across New York State. Voice! opens online with art for […]

The Arc Otsego Awarded $60,000 from NYSARC Trust Services

The Arc Otsego Awarded $60,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services To support guardianship* and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in Otsego County     Oneonta, NY – June 19, 2020 – The Arc Otsego, a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities in Otsego County, has been awarded $60,000 in grants from the Trustee […]

The Arc Otsego 2019 Annual Report

Under “normal” circumstances, The Arc Otsego would have just hosted the Annual Meeting. We would have enjoyed an award’s ceremony, a delicious Brooks BBQ chicken dinner, and then danced the night away with FLAME. Also, we would hand out the annual report to keep all of you in the loop about how The Arc Otsego is doing. […]

Federal Civil Rights Resolution Makes Clear Hospital Visitor Policies Nationwide Must Accommodate Patients with Disabilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in response to the first federal complaint challenging discriminatory hospital “no-visitor” policies, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced a resolution making clear that federal law requires hospitals and the state agencies overseeing them to modify policies to ensure patients with disabilities […]

House Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill that Helps People with Disabilities, Families, and Support Staff; Now the Senate Must Act

Today, the House of Representatives passed a COVID-19 relief bill that finally includes many elements that will provide critical assistance to people with disabilities, their families and the direct support workforce during this pandemic. “This is an acute crisis for people with disabilities, their families, and support staff across the country. And this response legislation […]