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Enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Oneida and Lewis counties.

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, is a human service organization that has been a leader in services for people with developmental disabilities since 1954. The Agency was founded by a group of parents who envisioned a rich, full life for their children with disabilities inclusive in the community. Today, The Arc is one of 55 chapters of the state wide NYSARC, Inc.

The Arc provides a full spectrum of educational, vocational, residential, family support, service coordination, guardianship, respite care, recreational rehabilitation, day habilitation, clinical, senior and children’s services to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Agency is staffed by over 775 professionals and serves over 2,000 individuals throughout Oneida and Lewis Counties.

Our Mission is to enable persons with disabilities and their families to achieve their potential through self-determined goals in partnership with the Agency. We will provide leadership in our community to develop the necessary human and financial resources to fulfill this mission.

Our Core Values
Our Core Values reflect our work at The Arc, the foundation of our culture and the backdrop of our everyday interactions. It is important that we have this set of values to guide and unify us in the important work that we do.
Our Core Values also highlight the important elements of how we each perform our specialized functions. The Core Values are now incorporated into the orientation and training of all new employees. By supporting our Core Values, we all contribute to a culture of positivity, stability and vision necessary for the Arc to survive and thrive in the years to come.

A Message From Our CEO
It starts with a smile.
One just like the very inspiring Jasmine Davis featured on the cover of our 2012 Annual Report. Jasmine, who is 25 years old, is one of the over 2,000 people we support at The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter.
Each day we are honored to have the opportunity to provide the local community with services and programs that show our commitment to quality care, enhancing the lives of people we support, and treating everyone with compassion and dignity.
Throughout 2012, our talented staff, dedicated board and volunteers, and committed leadership team provided high quality, cost-effective services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Oneida and Lewis counties. We know that every person we support is a unique individual with tremendous and special abilities.
With over 750 employees working together to provide the highest level of quality care, thousands of lives have been positively impacted and many achievements have been made possible. Throughout this report, you will view the inspirational photos and read the highlights and goals from 2012 and into 2013, as we set our sights on international accreditation by the Council on Quality and Leadership.
With our 60 years of success and accomplishments, we welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family at The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter. By carrying out our Core Values of compassion, dignity, dedication, person centered-family based care, progressive focus, and integrity, we are making a difference in our community one step… one day… one person at a time.

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Our Core Values reflect our work at The Arc, the foundation of our culture and the backdrop of our everyday interactions. It is important that we have this set of values to guide us and unify us in the important work we do. Our Core Values also highlight the important elements of how we each perform our specialized functions. The Core Values are now incorporated into the orientation and training of all new employees. By supporting the Core Values, we all contribute to a culture of positivity, stability and vision necessary for The Arc to survive and thrive in the years to come!