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“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”When The Arc of Burlington County was notified late last May that as of the end of June, our 30 year old infant and toddler program in Hainesport, NJ, for children with disabilities would no longer be funded and have to close, we scrambled to relocate the 28 children enrolled. Instead of closing, though, we determined to remake the program.Since we owned the building, we decided to convert the site...more
Ten-Fifteen Deacon Road has been pretty busy these days. Home to our Seniors Adult Day Program and our newly-renovated Adult Day Program (formerly in Delran), the entire site — buildings and driveway — had fallen into disrepair over the years due to budget constraints. But last year we set out to change what we could within our limited budget and VOILA! The changes are amazing.more
Marion Goodman has worked at the WalMart store in Burlington for 15 years! She works three, five hour days each week and has a really busy schedule when she’s there. She’s responsible for trash pickup throughout the store, which is a LOT of emptying in the SuperCenter store of about 180,000 square feet with umpteen departments!more
In the field of care of developmentally disabled people, there is a very important concept that comes into play on a daily basis. This concept is important to remember on a small scale, as well as a larger scale in the lives of the developmentally disabled. We are talking about “dignity of risk.”more
Socialization is essential for us all, but for children and adults with special needs, social skills don’t always come easy. If you are a parent or caregiver of a child or an adult with special needs, then you are probably all too familiar with the social limitations that can come with the territory. Although socialization can be difficult, it is essential for all of us. Here are a couple of tips from Arc of Burlington to help you enhance...more
When it snows or there’s inclement weather, tune to KYW News Radio’s Storm Center to find out if our Day Programs will be open or if transportation will be limited.
You can also call KYW’s school closing number (215-925-1060), or tune in to KYW-TV3 and watch the crawl at the bottom of the screen. The Arc of Burlington County’s number is 1341.
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The Arc relies on its many generous donors to help fund our events, programs, and fund raising efforts. Without all of you who have given so generously, we thank you!
Since Easter has just passed, we wanted to thank some of the wonderful people who made the holiday so special for our Learn-A-Way children and their families. The Holy Eucharist Church gave ham and food donations, as well as Easter baskets to the children. Our Lady Queen...more
What started years and years ago as a holiday get together for our group home residents and staff held in the gigantic basement at Eayrestown Group Home eventually took on a life of its own, got too big for the basement, and over time graduated to bigger and more spacious venues as our numbers grew. This year’s men and women in our residences along with their staff, some board of directors members, and administrative staff took over the...more
It’s the end of the fall semester, college finals are over, and now it’s time for students to head home for some much needed R&R and holiday spirit, right? Well, hold on now. Not so fast. If you’re a student from Central Michigan University – CMU -the only place you’re heading after finals is to New Jersey, never mind home!
That was the case on Saturday, December 14th, when an adventurous group of 11 CMU students packed their vans...more
May 17th, 2013, was pretty special here in Burlington and especially so for the men and women who attend and work in our Arc Thrift Store Adult Day Program on High Street. Governor Christie came to town and made a special visit to our store, stopping for a while to greet everyone who works there, posing for pictures, and even checking out the merchandise. (Hey, Christmas isn’t that far away!) Our crew even presented him with a Step Up For The...more