ARC-WINNEBAGO COUNTY DISABILITY ASSOCIATION INC Overview
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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