ARC of Rockland | 25 Hemlock Drive | Congers, NY | 10920 | 845-267-2500

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Food Drive

Frankie Jennings, left, and Frank Giumarra helped to sort canned goods during the Prime Time for Kids Thanksgiving Food Drive. Items collected by students and staff will help to sweeten the holidays of families in need.

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Upper School Fundraiser  at Chocolatier

PTO parent Pam Klein poses in front of her display,  Tie Dye Earth, at the November 20th fundraiser at The Chocolatier in New City.  The event also featured products by Beauty Society-Natural Beauty Products and Dovine Designs. 

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Seeing Eye-to-Eye

Carter Shakes has a close up view of a rather large fish during a visit to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. Carter and schoolmates from the Prime Time for Kids Early Learning Center  participated in interactive exhibits at the Science Center. 

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Art Class at Woodglen School

Prime Time Upper School student Frankie Jennings is attending a weekly art class at Woodglen Elementary School. He is joined at his art table by three Woodglen students. Frankie has begun work on a winter scene.

Fundraiser at Chocolatier in New City
To Benefit Prime Time Upper School


The public is invited to Vendor Night at the Chocolatier, 63 Main Street, New City, Thursday, November 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit ARC of Rockland’s Prime Time Upper School for students with autism spectrum disorders. The event will feature products by Dovine Designs, Beauty Society- Natural Beauty Products and Tie Dye Earth plus spectacular raffle baskets.
ARC of Rockland’s Prime Time Upper School, located at 70 Phillips Hill Road in New City, is open to students ages 5-21 with autism spectrum disorders.
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Charlotte's Web...

Brendan Currao, left, and Frankie Jennings at the Theaterworks USA production of Charlotte's Web.  The fabulous production was a fundraiser for ARC of Rockland's Prime Time Upper School.

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Self-Advocate

Laura Dertinger voiced her opinions during the Open Mic portion of the October 30-November 1 Self-Advocacy Conference in Albany, NY. The focus of this year's Conference centered on positive changes within the field, and the importance of person-centered solutions. Ms. Dertinger was one of several ARC of Rockland self-advocates to attend the Conference.

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Elegance and Ambiance...

Fred Ducady and Karen Gritmon pose for a photo during the 27th annual ARC of Rockland Stardust Ball. The October 24th event took place at the Hilton Pearl River. More than 400 people attended the gala  which included music, dancing and a fabulous dinner. 

NYSARC Trust Services Recreation Grant 2014

In 2014, NYSARC Trust Services Board approved a remainder fund grant of $10,000 per NYSARC chapter to provide recreational opportunities for the people they support. ARC of Rockland used these funds to enable people to attend the ARC of Rockland Family Picnic at Provident Bank Park. The day-long event included food, dancing  to music provided by a disc jockey and stadium tickets for the Rockland Boulder’s baseball game.  The ARC event was in celebration of ARC of Rockland’s 60th anniversary and NYSARC’s 65th anniversary.  Funds were also used to pay for busses to transport people to and from Albany in celebration of NYSARC’s 65th anniversary. 

In addition, remainder fund grants totaling $1,660,500 statewide were awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs. A total of $2,207,880 in remainder grants were awarded statewide in 2014 to support recreation and guardianship.

NYSARC Trust Services administers Supplemental Needs Trusts that enable people with disabilities to remain in their homes and communities while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits. Information is available on how NYSARC Trust Service may benefit you.  Visit the NYSARC Trust website at www.nysactrustservices.org, phone 1.518.439.8323, toll free phone 1.800.735.8924 or email info@nysarctrustservices.org.