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The Arc Receives NYSARC Trust Grant

seansusanThe Arc of Schuyler is utilizing a $10,000 NYSARC Trust grant to support innovative recreational programs related to technology and the arts for the people it supports.

The Arc offers daily technology classes where people learn how to use iPads and apps for both education and recreation. People also attend WiFi Wednesday technology workshops to access the internet and learn how to use agency or personal tablets, laptops, and other devices. The purchase of additional iPads, apps, and adaptive equipment has created fun learning opportunities and allowed more people to be involved. Read More about this.

The Arc also offers arts programs through the Franklin Street Gallery in Watkins Glen. New equipment and supplies have expanded opportunities for participants to experiment with diverse art mediums, interact with new artist instructors, and share learning experiences in inclusive classes and workshops with members of the community.

NYSARC Trust Services Board approved a remainder fund grant of $10,000 per chapter to provide recreational opportunities for people they support. Remainder fund grants totaling $1,660,500 were awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs statewide. A total of $2,207,880 in remainder grants were awarded in 2014 to support recreation and guardianship statewide.

NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts that enable people with disabilities to remain in their home and community while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits. Information is available on how NYSARC Trust Services benefit individuals and families at www.nysarctrustservices.org, 1-518-439-8323, toll free phone 1-800-735-8924 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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