Ontario ARC Speaks

Welcome to Ontario ARC Speaks! -- Ontario ARC's official blog. We are a not-for-profit organization that provides high quality services and supports to individuals disabilities or other challenges and their families. Read on to learn more about us and see the wonderful things we are doing at Ontario ARC.


Ontario ARC Celebrates the Solar Eclipse!

Thursday September 14, 2017

On August 21st folks at Ontario ARC enjoyed the opportunity to partake in the Solar Eclipse- exciting historic and nationwide event. In the Creative Expressions Art Program, artists watched live footage of the excitement across the country and spent time painting what they were seeing. Read full article

Register Today for Empowerment Group at Victor Central School!

Tuesday September 5, 2017

The Empowerment Group at Victor Intermediate School is for girls in the 5th and 6th Grade. It incorporates yoga and group discussion with a focus on empowerment, building friendships, bullying, self-advocacy, stress management, body image & more. Read full article
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Leanne Strong, A Forever Learner

Monday August 28, 2017

Leanne Strong, a 2015 graduate of Project SEARCH, was recently published in the March 31st issue of Autism Parenting Magazine. Read full article

Kids Ditch Training Wheels at Free Wheel’n!

Friday August 11, 2017

We had a great turnout for our Free Wheel’n event on July 22nd! This free event, created through a partnership between the Autism Center at Ontario ARC and Victor Parks & Recreation, teaches children with Autism how to ride their bike without training wheels in a judgment free zone. This year, we taught more kids to ride… 

Cubby Chase 2017

Monday July 31, 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Cubby Chase 5K 10K & Color Mile! And thank you to our wonderful volunteers! It was a day filled with fun, laughter, and smiles. All proceeds from the day's events will benefit the Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning & the Autism Center at Ontario ARC. Read full article

Clifton Springs: One With Our Community

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Recently, we heard a wonderful story from a staff member that we just had to share! This story comes from Megan Lyons, a Day Habilitation Assistant at our Phelps Community Learning Center and Crystal Brooks, Community Habilitation Assistant. What Megan describes is a truly wonderful encounter of the people we support becoming “one with our… 

ARTS Experience Festival Plants Seeds of Creativity

Friday June 16, 2017

In early April, Ontario ARC’s Creative Expressions program participated in the ARTS Experience Festival at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a week-long event that celebrates artistic authenticity and validates ability across all creative fields. Read full article
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Dear Albert: Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good for Dogs?

Friday May 26, 2017

Dear Albert, I heard that apple cider vinegar was good for dogs, is that true? Read full article

Ontario ARC: For Our Community

Friday May 12, 2017

We are thrilled to share our new agency video with you! Read full article
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Pathways Gives Back

Monday May 8, 2017

On April 27th our Pathways team was invited to the Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County Volunteer Appreciation Dinner! Kim and Ron attended as representatives from Ontario ARC. Pathways began volunteering for Restore – Habitat for Humanity Ontario County in Canandaigua in 2015.That partnership has blossomed into a synergy between Pathways and Habitat for Humanity, one…