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Art By: Mary Chiudina

Developmental Disability Awareness Month

President Ronald Regan declared March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month back in 1987. But here at Arc of Westchester, we promote and protect the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities all year long – and we’ve been doing it for 65 years!

March is our special chance to join together to advance our mission to the wider world.


Our Community

Arc of Westchester serves infants, toddlers, teens, adults and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Our 750 caring professionals support more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services that foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.

Get Involved

This month we will join hundreds of chapters of The Arc to emphasize the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities to live, learn, and work as they choose.

Please join us -- there are so many ways to get involved.

• Become a member
• Attend an event
• Jump in and Volunteer
• Support our advocacy efforts
• Sign up for e-news
• Like us on Facebook
• Follow us on Twitter (post using the hashtag #DDAware)
• Share one of our YouTube videos
• Give a gift

Developmental Disabilities Month is our time to make a difference


The Arc of Westchester is gathering stories about the life experiences of families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

These stories are important to document for our history, and to provide insight into the kind of supports that have been most valuable for our families.  

If you are willing to share your story for our archives, please contact us! You may email [email protected] to set up a convenient time.

Transforming The Workforce

Front Page Article in The Journal News, March 26, 2014

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Community Connections 

We continue to partner with a growing list of community organizations to provide support and awareness in local areas in need.

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Mr. Brimley Goes to Washington

A dream came true for one of our residents. He took a memorable tour of our nation's capital and had a special visit with his favorite TV news personality.

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Youth Group Spreads The Love

This past Valentine’s Day was a little sweeter for women with developmental disabilities thanks to eight students from the Pleasantville High School National Honor Society who organized an afternoon of baking and crafting at two Arc of Westchester residences.

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