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Get Inspired - The Erven's Find The Arc

March 27, 2016
According to Halina Erven, her son Adam has a sixth sense for judging people.  In the family’s two year search for a day program, there were no programs that lived up to their expectations and where Adam wanted to stay.  Per state protocol, the… Read More

The Arc of Essex County Launches Formal Planned Giving Program

March 21, 2016
After years of support provided by The Arc of Essex County to her son Stephen, Jessie McCoy was looking for a way to make an impact.  She decided to leave a portion of her estate to The Arc in gratitude for the loving care and unwavering support… Read More

Get Inspired - A Lifetime with The Manfra's

March 21, 2016
In the past 40 years, a lot has changed for Joe Manfra.  But one thing has remained the same – The Arc of Essex County has been a constant in his life.  Joe and his family were first introduced to The Arc more than 40 years ago.  Since then, Joe… Read More

Get Inspired - Blazing Trails in a New Environment

March 13, 2016
Finding an environment where your child will flourish and grow as they transition to adult life can be filled with uncertainties.  As Julie L.’s son Greg prepared to graduate in June 2013, Julie began an extensive search to find an environment… Read More

Day Programs, Staff, and Family Celebrate Read Across America at Stepping Stones

March 7, 2016
Each year, staff, Day Program participants, and Stepping Stones family members join the students in celebrating Read Across America.  This year, the week-long initiative to encourage children to read more kicked off on February 29th.  Throughout the… Read More

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