Press Releases

Electronics Recycling Sunrise Location Closes January 1, Fort Lauderdale to Remain Open

By: Christopher Miller
Date: November 15, 2016
Effective January 1, 2017, ARC Broward will stop accepting donations of electronics from South Florida residents at our facility located at 10250 NW 53rd Street in Sunrise. We will continue to accept donations at ARC Broward IT Asset Recovery’s headquarters located at 3300 SW 13th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. This location is close to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The drop off hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Established in 2001, ARC Broward IT Asset Recovery is a mission-based enterprise of ARC Broward, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and other life challenges.
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Twins Inspire National Down syndrome Awareness Month

By: Christopher Miller
Date: October 21, 2016
By celebrating abilities, we foster inclusion, understanding, and opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome. Throughout this month, we ask that you join us in this opportunity to make others aware of the wonderful abilities those with Down syndrome have and the amazing accomplishments they achieve.
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Arc Broward, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities and other life challenges to realize their full potential, is hosting its Fourth Annual Dispelling Myths and Making Disabilities Work For You Employer Seminar on Thursday, October 20. This highly anticipated seminar will be held at The Grand Ballroom inside the Sunrise Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! To celebrate, ARC Broward is hosting an educational seminar to inform employers about disability employment opportunities and celebrate the numerous and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Join us in learning about how to make your workplaces welcoming to individuals of all talents, including people with disabilities, whom are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community, strong economy and a diverse workforce.
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DSP's Making a Difference: Maedean Payne

Source: Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Date: September 15, 2016
Maedean Payne has been a Direct Support Professional at ARC Broward since 2002. Each year ARC Broward has watched her grow and adapt to the needs of the people she serves. Maedean spent years serving participants in the Intensive Behavioral Supports program and during this time she was able to show an unmeasured support of compassion, care, and professionalism. She was a significant part of teaching the participants skills that their families and caregivers never imagined their loved one could achieve, things like eating independently, participating in large group activities, and even speaking. Maedean was determined to focus on each participants’ skills and abilities rather than their barriers. In doing this she saw reduction in maladaptive behaviors in the classroom and watched the participants become more social, caring, and joyful.
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DSP's Making a Difference: Tracy Smith

Source: Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Date: September 15, 2016
Tracy Smith has been a Direct Support Professional with ARC Broward for over 10 years. Tracy is consistently respectful and caring with everyone she interacts with. She is proficient in applied behavior analysis strategies and techniques and is consistently looking for learning opportunities to help those she serves. Tracy is always patient, caring, and extremely compassionate. She works diligently to transform the lives of the individuals and the lives of their families by assisting the individuals with learning and providing the supports to significantly improve behaviors. With her compassion and dedication, she has greatly improved the quality of their lives by providing opportunities to participate in activities they enjoy.
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Arc Broward Applauds Direct Support Professionals

By: Christopher Miller
Date: September 6, 2016
With National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week coming up on September 11-17, Arc Broward is doing its part to honor frontline workers who support people with disabilities and other life challenges. Arc Broward, a nonprofit organization that provides services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is hosting a number of appreciation events throughout the week. The festivities include two special luncheons, a “Wellness Day” provided by Baptist Health and Walgreens, breakfast and dinner delivered to community living residences and an ice cream social. Also, Arc Broward’s main Sunrise campus lobby will be filled with hundred of cards of appreciation for DSPs from parents, relatives, volunteers and Arc Broward staff. Throughout the week, Arc Broward will recognize a “DSP of the Day” each day on its social media sites.
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Arc Broward recently received $10,000 through the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program. More than $204,000 was distributed to 14 nonprofit organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties through the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund in this grant cycle. Arc Broward’s PAT program is an early childhood parent education initiative designed to empower parents to give their children the best possible start to life. The program is a replication of the international best practice model, adapted for children with special needs. Arc Broward's Parents as Teachers program operates as a behavioral parent-training program, which includes family education and support that begins at birth and extends through age 10 (with a maximum developmental/functioning age of 5).
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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced Arc Broward as a recipient of their 2016 Workforce Development and Education grant. Arc Broward will use the funds ($10,000) to support initiatives in financial education and job skills training, both of which help our community thrive. Funds from this grant will also be used to fund scholarships for Arc Broward’s Entry Level Culinary Arts Certificate program. The grant is part of a more than $525,000 collective donation to support workforce development and education in South Florida.
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ARC Broward, an entrepreneurial non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, career, financial literacy and a full range of other opportunities to individuals with disabilities, received two prestigious awards from The Able Trust, a key leader in providing Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment. At The Able Trust’s annual Ability Awards ceremony, held Friday, June 17, 2016 in Tallahassee, FL, ARC Broward received the Beverly Chapman Award for Outstanding Employment Placement Program recognizing the organization’s outstanding job placement programs for persons with disabilities. In addition, ARC Broward President/CEO Dennis Haas was this year’s honoree for the Dr. George L. Spelios Leadership Award recognizing his outstanding leadership and advocacy efforts as the president of a Florida nonprofit disability organization.
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