Welcome to Arc Adams County!
We are people united by a common determination -- To give everyone the opportunity to live, learn, work and play in their own community. The Arc of Adams County has been around since 1957. We offer advocacy services, public education awareness, trainings, and more. We are part of a nationwide voluntary organization whose members are devoted to improving the lives of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) without regard to race, creed, geographical location or degree of disability. We are united to assure that every person has a chance to develop to their fullest potential and to enjoy the full range of human and civil rights. Arc Adams County is a local chapter unit of The Arc of Colorado and The Arc of the United States. Arcs were first organized in 1950 by friends and parents of persons with I/DD to help develop services and supports for people. Today there are over 245,000 members affiliated with 1500 state and local member units in all 50 states. The Arc of Colorado provides advocacy in areas of the state that do not have a local unit, provides information and referral and addresses system change issues in Colorado. The state and local units are affiliated with The Arc of the United States which provides access to information and experts on public policy, encourages research and provides continual updates with respect to national issues.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing Paying Minimum Wage and Overtime to Home Care Workers: A Guide for Consumers and their Families to the Fair Labor Standards Act. This user-friendly guide, developed with stakeholder input, explains who needs to follow the FLSA rules and how to follow them. The guide provides examples of situations involving hiring a home care worker directly, using a home care agency, and arranging care through a self-directed program. It discusses paid providers who are family members of the consumer and who are live-in workers.
The guide is now available on our website at http://www.dol.gov/whd/homecare/homecare_guide.htm.
Sibling Support Group
Do you or someone you know have any interst in participating in a support group for Siblings of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities? We have openings in our Teen Sibling Group. We are also hoping to start an Adult Sibling Group as well. Both groups are/would be facilitated by a licensed therapist and free for participants. For further information or inquiries, please contact Kari Easterly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-634.6886.
PEAK Parent Webinars/Trainings
PEAK Parent Center’s workshops are offered to families, general educators, special educators, para-professionals, administrators, service providers, and interested community members. Please email : email@example.com to schedule a workshop or visit their website for more information, https://www.peakparent.org/events