The Arc Volusia
Kickoff to Down Syndrome Awareness Month of October
Design your Team Hat! Show them off and enter the contest at this year’s Buddy Walk Block Party being held on Stetson University’s Rinker Field – Home of the Hatters!!
Music, Dancing, Face Painting and Balloons, Relay Races, Booths, Food and Drink, Walk on Hatters Tracks
Get Registered — recruit your team or tell others to start their own.
Top Event Fundraiser!! Your Team could be treated to a VIP Tent setup with shade, chairs, food and drink, and your personal volunteer Buddy Butler at the Buddy Walk.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Let’s get walking!!
Buddy Walk was established 1995 by NDSS to celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to celebrate their accomplishments. Proceeds benefit The Arc Volusia’s Local programs provided to adults with Down syndrome and other diagnoses of disabilities in Volusia and Flagler Counties.
#passtheABLEact – Achieving a Better Life Experience – urge Congress and President Obama to sign this bill enabling tax-free savings for your future!!
April is Autism Awareness Month #vote4autism
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ONSIGHT: Informative interview with Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc of the United States Since 1962, The Arc Volusia has been committed to providing unique opportunities for independence and learning to adults with developmental disabilities. We offer a wide range of programs for individuals of all abilities to participate in enriching activities that give them a sense of purpose while also providing important services and products to our community.
Benefits for individuals with I/DD:
Our primary goal is to assist adult members of our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to build their skills, independence, and education through our Life Skills Development 3 programs including academic, vocational, direct care, community inclusion, supported independent living and supported employment programs. To qualify for our programs, all individuals must be over the age of 18, however there is no maximum age to participate. For more information, please visit our contact page for details on how to reach The Arc Volusia.
Benefits for local businesses and individuals
The Arc Volusia offers 100 plus trained and paid local workers ready and willing to complete your projects of Assembling Components and Bulk Mailing services. Quality control and customer service is a key element of our employment service programs. In a typical year, The Arc Volusia Dove Industries completes over 1,500,000 tasks for our Volusia and Flagler County customers.
Help us by showing your support for The Arc Volusia today
Whether you have some spare time or spare change, we welcome assistance from anyone in the community who wishes to give back. The Arc Volusia currently serves more than 220 clients at our two facilities in Daytona Beach and Deland and out in the community with an operating budget of approximately $1.8 million per year. In addition to volunteer and donation opportunities, The Arc Volusia also hosts several events each year to raise funds for our on-going programs and services. These events include: Splendor in the Glass, Labor of Love Spaghetti Fundraiser for Camp, and the Buddy Walk Block Party to celebrate and raise awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and other diagnoses of developmental disabilities. For more information click on any of these tabs - events, becoming a volunteer or tabs under Friendraising section.
2009 The Arc of the Year Award Winner
The Local Arc Chapter of the Year Award honors a local chapter for outstanding efforts to maintain and/or build programs of excellence in their community and demonstrate a significant expansion or improvement in services during the past year. In 2009, The Arc Volusia was awarded The Arc of the Year for embodying all that the award stands for. The Arc Volusia reached out to families in neighboring communities that desired services of The Arc not offered in their community and worked as a partner with the local colleges and school systems. The Arc Volusia embodies an agency that is moving forward and expanding, yet constantly improving the quality of services offered.