The Arc of Chester County is closely monitoring the changing and evolving information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are working around the clock to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those we serve in The Arc community. Our Program Directors are working closely with their teams to continue offering the uninterrupted services and assistance our population relies on, especially those with disabilities. We are following the directives issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local health departments, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Arc will continue monitoring advisories and government directives as they relate to the pandemic and keep you posted of any changes. Stay safe and be well.

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Family Support Services

Family Support Services provides individuals with an intellectual disability and/or autism, and their families, with a lifetime of home and community-based services in one-on-one and group settings. The services are designed to meet each person and family’s individual needs.

In-Home and Community Supports

All of the In-Home and Community Supports noted below are tailored to meet the needs of each individual and family. The services are provided by skilled and qualified staff for individuals living in a private home. The service is provided in the person’s home or the community, based on the service and the person and family’s needs. Service-based activities include but are not limited to:

  • Daily Living Skills
  • Socialization and Civic Activities
  • Money Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Accessing Community Resources/Inclusion
  • Pre-employment Activities
  • Volunteering Opportunities

Community Support Services

Community Support Services are provided with funding through the Autism Waiver. These services are provided by skilled and qualified staff. Community Support Services focus on improving and growing activities of daily living, social and communication skills, pre-employment and individual goals, as well as address any behavior support needs.

Recreation and Community Inclusion Program

Please note: All Recreation and Community Inclusion Program services are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Recreation and Community Inclusion Program is designed to foster friendship and independence through social events and activities. Caregivers can find comfort in knowing their loved ones are enjoying events and activities while they enjoy personal time off from their caregiving responsibilities.

The Arc’s Recreation and Community Inclusion services are provided by skilled and trained staff and volunteers to meet each person’s individual needs.

Adult Transportation

Please note: All Adult Transportation services are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chester County adults registered with Office of Developmental Programs, who receive Waiver Funding and live in their own private homes, may access safe, reliable, door-to-door transportation to and from their day programs through The Arc’s Adult Transportation program. Each vehicle is staffed by a skilled and qualified driver and, when necessary, an aide. Our fleet is handicapped accessible.

CONTACT

Inquiries?
In-Home One-On-One Support: Bill Natter at bnatter@arcofchestercounty.org or 610 896-8090 ext. 267
In-Home Group Support: Lauren Dhanak at ldhanak@arcofchestercounty.org or 610 896-8090 ext. 235
Transportation: Lauren Dhanak at ldhanak@arcofchestercounty.org or 610 896-8090 ext. 235
Recreation and Community Inclusion Program: Jeanne Meikrantz at jmeikrantz@arcofchestercounty.org or 610-696-8090 x 203