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.

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… 
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Dear Albert: What It Means to Be A Therapy Dog

Thursday April 20, 2017

Dear Albert, My person is training me to be a therapy dog. Does this mean she can take me everywhere with her (like to the store and the movies)? Dear fellow Canine, I am a retired therapy dog; I volunteered with my person for 7 years! When you are registered as a therapy dog you… 

Support The Aktion Club of Ontario County on April 26th!

Tuesday April 18, 2017

We invite you to join the Aktion Club of Ontario County for a fundraiser at Denny’s on Wednesday, April 26th from 4PM to 10PM. Mention the Aktion Club of Ontario County, and the group will receive 20% of the proceeds from your bill. Aktion Club of Ontario County is sponsored by Kiwanis and supports adults with disabilities… 

“Painting With Howard” Raises Funds for the Friends of Ontario ARC Foundation

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Everyone had a wonderful time at “Paint Along With Howard” on April 4th! During this 2 hour class to benefit The Friends of Ontario ARC Foundation, we learned to paint a beautiful watercolor scene, while exploring watercolor techniques and theory. Each piece of artwork was unique, and everyone walked away with a beautifully matted piece… 
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Master Gardeners Welcome Ontario ARC Horticulture Program

Tuesday January 24, 2017

The Horticulture program has been actively collaborating with the Ontario County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners. When we were offered the opportunity to teach a couple classes within their program, Marilyn immediately came to my mind. Marilyn has been attending the Creative Expressions Horticulture Program for several years. She is very active in the program,… 

Sensitive Santa Visits Ontario ARC!

Friday December 16, 2016

Our 2nd Annual "Sensitive Santa" was attended by 15 children and their families. This sensory friendly setting lessened the amount of anxiety children often feel when going to see Santa in a larger group/mall setting where the stress from just waiting in line often leads to having to leave without seeing Santa. Read full article