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One of the main functions of the Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, Inc. is to provide advocacy and assistance to members and to advocate for people with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities in the local community.

The Arc is one of the few agencies across the state that has a paid postion for a Self Advocate Coordinator. This position  assists the individuals served in advocating for themselves and to assure that their input is included in all areas of the agency.

The Arc offers the following advocacy services to members:

  • Assistance in identifying and finding services that are required or desired.
  • Advocating for issues in the local community, within state services and with local legislatures.
  • Supporting and advocating at team meetings including overall plans of service and individual meetings at the local schools.
  • Creating an individualized person centered plan.
  • Quarterly newsletter on the agency.
  • Periodic emails and mailings on issues throughout the community , state and nation.
  • Membership in the state and national Arcís.
  • Participation in the recreation program.
  • Participation in the Self Advocacy Program
  • Access to the Arcís resource library.

For more information on advocacy at Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, Inc., contact Fran Pagano. You can also go to our Links section for connections to state and national advocacy web sites.
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