The Arc of Monroe is Helping Individuals with Disabilities Live Independently

In an effort to bring more attention to developmental disabilities and some of the challenges that people living with the disability may face, the country marks March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

The Arc of Monroe in Rochester helps about 1,700 people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

It was one of the first group homes opened in New York State. Now the Arc has about 30 homes.

The goal is to help residents become more independent and live out in the community.

“We try to let them independent and try things and if they can’t then we will assist them with it. Most of them can do their own laundry. You might have one that can’t because of medical reasons, so therefore we help them by assisting them,” said Shalanda Lockett, Assistant Residential Manager.

The CDC estimates more than 7 million Americans have developmental disabilities.

via The Arc of Monroe is Helping Individuals with Disabilities Live Independently.

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