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NYSARC changes name to The Arc New York

By Eric Reinhardt


ALBANY, N.Y. — NYSARC has recently changed its name to The Arc New York.

It made the name change official at the organization’s 2017 fall annual meeting at the Saratoga Hilton on Oct. 27.

The Arc New York describes itself as the state’s “largest” nonprofit organization supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc New York joins nearly 700 state and local chapters across the country that have chosen to brand with The Arc, the “largest” national community-based organization advocating for and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

 “We’ve had a long relationship with The Arc. Aligning ourselves with The Arc is the right thing to do now because it strengthens our national voice, which we so desperately need as Medicaid and our supports are continually being threatened,” Laura J. Kennedy, president of the The Arc New York, said in a news release.

Founded in 1949, The Arc New York has 53 chapters across the state and supports 60,000 individuals, employs 30,000 people, and has more than 100,000 members.

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