The Arc Remembers Former Board Member and State Senate President Carmen Orechio

February 28, 2018
Carmen Orechio, 91 of Nutley, was a life-long advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.  He was elected as the Mayor of Nutley, home of The Arc’s Special Young Adults Day Program, in 1972 and… Read More

The Arc of Essex County's Residential Corner - March Openings

February 27, 2018
For individuals seeking a community living placement, The Arc of Essex County has the following March openings: Coming Soon!  The Park Place Apartments Program The Arc of Essex County is now accepting placement requests for our… Read More

The Candle Lighters Raise More than $50,000 During Annual Tricky Tray

February 26, 2018
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 24th Annual Tricky Tray at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Sunday, February 25. With nearly 500… Read More

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Photo Contest to Take Place In March

February 26, 2018
Get your cameras out and your photos ready - the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month photo contest returns this month!  The Arc of Essex County is looking for photos of your loved ones that celebrate their unique personalities and demonstrate… Read More

The Arc of Essex County to Host a Meet the Support Coordination Agencies Night March 22nd

February 23, 2018
As New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities continues to transition to the fee-for-service system, families will be asked to choose a support coordinator.  Support coordinators will be critical to the success for you and your family member… Read More