Contract with Office of Developmental Disabilities
The ARC provides family support services to persons with mental retardation and their families. The following support services are provided: ~Family Aide: This service allows parents and others, who care for an individual with special needs in their home, to have a "sitter" to relieve them a few hours of responsibility. ~Respite Care: Short term Foster care provided in the Host Family home for a minimum of 24 hours and a maximum of 28 days per period of care. Respite care is commonly used for parental illness or family vacations. ~Socail Recreation: Community intergration provided through group activities. A monthly calendar of events is mailed to participants. Transportation is provided. ~Socials: Socials are held once a month. Transportation is provided. The public is invited. ~Advocacy: Agency advocate will attend IEP's, provide information and referral and attend appointments.
Funding for the support program is provided through allocations by the United Way, contracts with the Office of Developmental Disabilities, donations, membership and fundraisers