Spring/Summer 2017 Adult Recreation Calendar Now Available

March 24, 2017
Is your loved one interested in educational programs, community experiences, seasonally-themed events, and weekend group respite programs?  If so, The Arc of Essex County's Spring/Summer 2017 Adult Recreation Calendar is now available!Check out the… Read More

The Arc of Essex County's Day Program Participants Host Second Performance at Lyric PAC

March 24, 2017
A second group of day program participants began an eight-week performing arts workshop at Lyric Performing Arts Center (PAC) in mid-January.  During the eight-week session, attendees worked with hip-hop, vocal, and drum coaches to learn dances,… Read More

Stepping Stones Students Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Leprechaun Hunt

March 20, 2017
Stepping Stones Students enjoyed dressing up and celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Friday, March 17. Throughout the week, the students learned to cook by making Irish Soda Bread with their classes.  Then, on St. Patrick's Day, the students exercised… Read More

The Candle Lighters Raise More Than $60,000 During Annual Tricky Tray

March 13, 2017
The Candle Lighters, a 501c3 organization dedicated to raising money for the unfunded and under-funded programs of The Arc of Essex County, hosted their 23rd Annual Tricky Tray at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Sunday, March 12. With more than 400… Read More

U.S. Department of Education Publishes New Transition Guide to Post-secondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

March 8, 2017
This article was originally published by Friendship Circle on February 7, 2017. Transition planning is a mandatory aspect of special education service delivery, according to federal special education law (IDEA 20 U.S.C. 1400). Federal law requires… Read More