Welcome to The Arc of Fayette County
The Arc of Fayette County offers services and supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families of Fayette County and surrounding areas. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved by volunteering, donations, and possible employment opportunities. We can make a difference with your help. Thanks for visiting. Check out our latest newsletter on "Get Connected" and visit our Event Calendar to find out all the details of what's happening!
For the last 36 years, the Pennsylvania Knights of Columbus and The Arc of Pennsylvania have been partnering to support the local Arc Chapters through the “Measure Up Campaign.” On November 26, 2014 Roger Beadling, Grand Knight, Dave Puscar, Council Treasure, and James Adamcheck, District Deputy, from the Knights of Columbus Council # 4427 visited The Arc of Fayette County.
Grand Knight, Roger Beadling, presented a generous donation of $1000 to Audra Barozzini, Executive Director and Scott Allen, Board President of The Arc of Fayette County. The funds will be used towards the annual Holiday Party that is held at the Holiday Inn for the program participants receiving services through The Arc of Fayette County.
Spread the Word to End the Word
In honor of Disabilities Awareness Month, The Arc of Fayette County will host its second annual “Spread the Word to End the Word” event at the Uniontown Mall on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10a-6p.
The campaign to “Spread the Word to End the Word” originated in 2008 when college students, Soeren Palumbo and Timbo Shriver, launched a website www.r-word.org, calling for pledges of those promising to stop using the “R” word and raise public awareness. They soon partnered with Special Olympics and Best Buddies International and in 2009 the first round of “End the R Word” events were held around schools and universities across the United States. This campaign continues to grow and public policy changes have begun. In October 2010, President Obama signed into law, Rosa’s Law, which eliminates the use of the “R Word” in federal health, education, and labor laws. In 2011, Governor Corbett, signed the “Words Do Matter” bill, which strikes the “R Word” from state statutes and state use in Pennsylvania.
Please visit www.r-word.org where you will find personal stories and information about the movement and while you are there, please pledge to stop the use of the “R Word.”