The Arc of Essex County Celebrates 70 Years

September 3rd, 2018

September 2018 marked the 70th Anniversary of The Arc of Essex County. Founded by a small group of innovative parents, community leaders, and dedicated volunteers wanting and expecting more for their loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the founders sparked an evolution that would lead to wider cultural acceptance and achievement. The Arc of Essex County has continued to advance this evolution through its advocacy, programs, and services.

Our 70 years of experience in this field, coupled with our capacity to be creative and innovative, positions us well to continue the traditions set forth by our founders. As we embark on our anniversary year, The Arc of Essex County will continue to strive to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive supports and services for families and consumers in every walk of life.

In true Arc fashion, our adult consumers wanted to celebrate this milestone anniversary. On Sunday, September 16th, 126 consumers and staff hustled their way to Casa de Sol in Union, NJ for a 70’s Disco Dance Party. The crowd came decked out in their grooviest garb ready to groove the night away. Everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and got their disco fever on while dancing to the Bump, the YMCA, the Funky Chicken, the Robot, and so much more!