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 […]

What Have We Been Up To During Quarantine 2020?

Spreading hope, love, peace & unity – Browne Street IRA       Enjoying the outdoors with a picnic and making bird seed eggs          Cleaned up the outside of our home! (it was a little muddy)       Our staff made PPE to protect themselves and the individuals we support […]

Victory for People with Disabilities: Recovery Rebate Checks Automatically On The Way

Thanks to the advocacy of people with disabilities and their families and friends, the Treasury Department announced today that it would automatically issue Recovery Rebate payments to people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) via the method by which they usually receive their SSI benefits. This change ensures that people with disabilities on […]

Alabama Withdraws Discriminatory Ventilator Rationing Policy and Issues Directive About Non-Discrimination in Accessing Life-Saving Treatment

WASHINGTON – Today, in response to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) by the Alabama Disability Advocacy Program (ADAP) and other disability rights advocates, the state of Alabama has withdrawn its discriminatory ventilator rationing policy and instructed hospitals across the state that they cannot […]

A Message To Our Members

Dear Members,   2020 has certainly started out as a challenge for all of us. COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, has changed our lives, how we do business, and how we provide services. Here at the Arc Otsego, most of our sites are closed with the exception of our Creekside Industries and our residential homes. Creekside […]