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115 Washington Ave.
Suite A

Oshkosh
Wisconsin 54901
USA
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Programs: Youth & Family Program: (1) educational and planning services for teens with disabilities transitioning to adulthood; (2) parent support through information and groups; (3) community education on disability issues; (4) advocacy [indiv. problem-solving and resource linkage, and government advocacy for preservation or creation of funding and services for people with disabilities.Adult Advocacy/Self-Advocacy Program: (1) People First self-advocacy group promotes independence, dignity and self-determination; (2) Educational classes on life skills, social skills, relationship-building, & art; (3) Support Groups for specific issues, such as Traumatic Brain Injury; (4) Social Events; (5) Advocacy [individual problem-solving and broader community issues; (6) System Change [System Response Team works with criminal justice and social service systems to address issues when people with developmental disabilities become involved in the criminal justice system; Home Sweet Home program seeks mobilize housing resources and encourages and assists families with planning for future housing needs]; (7) Community Education [work toward full inclusion by providing educational opportunities for community members].Funding: Arc - Winnebago County Disability Association is a member of the Oshkosh Area United Way, and receives funds from the Winneconne Area United Fund. The agency receives no regular governmental funding and raises all operating funds through donations, project grants and fundraisers.

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The agency serves the greater Oshkosh area, including Winneconne and Omro, and provides an "arc" of support for people with developmental and related disabilities, so they can lead safe, personally satisfying lives in the community.
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11/14/10
As volunteer at a few events and other organizational activities this past year I see how great a job this organizations does not only for the people they directly help with but with the community at large... more »
10/29/10
As a volunteer, client served, and board member, I can say that this is an organization with staff who go above and beyond for the people they serve. They truly care for and speak for people developmental and related disabilities, which is not found elsewhere in Oshkosh area. Family Care/IRIS ... more »
10/27/10
A great organization. Staff are knowledgeable and always helpful. Advocacy is their strength. I have worked with ARC for over 10 years and they never disapoint... more »
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