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    Act Now: Tell Congress to Pass the Better Care Better Jobs Act, a Historic Investment in Disability Services

    TAKE ACTION NOW   This week, we have a HISTORIC opportunity in the fight to make life in the community possible for everyone.   Susan, an advocate from Ohio, shared what it would mean in her life to get increased funding for home and community-based services, including more support for direct support professionals.   “I [...]

    Advocate to Save Our Services

    Traditional and Self Direction programs are not fully functioning because there aren’t enough workers
. It’s an emergency!
 Without the workforce we have nothing
. Programs are closing, activities are being limited, it is difficult to recruit and retain the people who deliver these vital services. 

WE HAVE TO MAKE NOISE TO GET OUR NEEDS MET Money [...]

    Two clicks to make a difference!

    Please take a moment to let our elected officials know these Acts matter!! The Better Care Better Jobs Act if enacted, the $900M boost to IDEA Part D could potentially address the critical special education shortage over the next decade, which would be pivotal for children with disabilities, their families, and educators. We have waited [...]

    Families of people with disabilities should attend TRC’s Annual Meeting June 7

    The current staffing crisis affecting The Resource Center and other disability service providers across New York State will be the main topic of discussion when The Resource Center holds its annual General Membership Meeting on Monday, June 7. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Due to safety COVID-19, the meeting will be held via [...]

    KeyBank pledges $200,000 to develop new home for The Resource Center’s art program

    People with disabilities will have the opportunity to express themselves through art thanks to KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation. Officials at The Resource Center recently announced they have received a $200,000 commitment from KeyBank in partnership with First Niagara.  The money will be used to create the Edgewater Art House, which will be the [...]

    Virtual Rally

    The Arc New York and The NY Alliance Joint Legislative & Advocacy Forum provides access to information on the 2021-22 Executive Budget proposal, upcoming legislation, advocacy strategies, and opportunities to engage leadership in the Senate and Assembly. Parents and family members, self-advocates, direct support professionals, not-for-profit agencies and other stakeholders will hear from presenters across a [...]

    The Resource Center’s 2021 Membership Cards available

    The Resource Center’s 2021 Membership Cards are available, offering discounts at dozens of local businesses as a way of thanking people for demonstrating support for those with disabilities through a financial contribution. Here’s some background information that explains Membership: The Resource Center is the Chautauqua County Chapter of The Arc New York. The Arc New [...]