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Pedro and Miguel: A One-In-A-Million Pair

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: March 23, 2017
In 1968, when Pedro and Miguel were born, their family had a double surprise - that they were twins and boys! Then, several hours later, they received word from the doctor that their twin boys had Down syndrome. Soon later, a nurse at the hospital told the family to "put them away and forget about them because all they would bring us was heartache." But Pedro and Miguel's family would never dream of doing such a thing to the sons that they had longed for and completed their family.
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This has been made possible by support from the following Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Jonathan Dominguez Fund, Susan E. Sachs Field of Interest Fund, Stephen and Ethel Keller Fund, The Charles L. Palmer Family Fund, Harold D. Franks Fund and Frederick W. Jaqua Fund. The grant will help fund Arc Broward’s new WorkBar, a vibrant and innovative career resource center where community members with disabilities can pursue their career goals, network with members of the business community, attend classes and seminars, and receive help from professionally training career and financial literacy specialists.
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Hector Manon Promoted to Director of Learning Institute

By: Christopher Miller
Date: February 15, 2017
Arc Broward Learning Institute is proud to announce the promotion of Hector Manon as the new Director overseeing the mission-based enterprise of Arc Broward, a non-profit organization that is transforming the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities and other life challenges to realize their full potential. As Director, he is responsible for the overall operation of the Learning Institute, including the two post educational programs, Entry-Level Culinary Arts Certificate and DS PATHS, and educational/training opportunities for agency staff and professionals throughout the community.
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ARC Broward’s Center for Financial Stability will be hosting FREE tax preparation services again this year. We encourage all of our participants, their families and eligible employees to take advantage of the services. Please click on the link below with the dates, income eligibility and what to bring to the appointment. Please make sure you call me to learn of availability and schedule your appointment with Melissa Gousse at (954) 746-9400 ext. 3312 or mgousse@arcbroward.com.
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Arc Broward Expands to Flagler Arts Village

By: Mad Studios
Date: January 16, 2017
Arc Broward is expanding to Flagler Arts Village with WorkBar, a space that provides Arc Broward members with a vibrant and innovative space where they can pursue career goals, network with members of the business community, attend classes and seminars and receive help from professionally trained career and financial literacy specialists. The space will also serve as a resource for workplace diversification training for businesses to learn how to leverage the skills of those with disabilities and ensure a smooth transition of Arc Broward members into the workforce.
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Certificate Programs Celebrate Graduation January 11

By: Christopher Miller
Date: January 9, 2017
The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. in The Grand Ballroom at the Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351. The DSPATHS (Direct Support Professional Advancement through Training and Education in Human Services) Certificate Program provides participants with the skills necessary to give support to children and adults with disabilities. There are eight graduates this year.
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Melissa Gousse Earns Work Incentive Practitioner Certification

By: Christopher Miller
Date: December 5, 2016
Melissa Gousse, Training and Career Development Manager, at ARC Broward’s Center for Financial Stability (CFS), recently completed the necessary coursework and subsequent case review activities at Cornell University’s K. Lisa Yan and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability and is now credentialed as a Work Incentive Practitioner. This intensive certification process was nearly a year-long endeavor and represents high quality service provision and expertise in work incentives. Work incentives pave the way to work and financial independence for recipients of public benefits. All public benefits programs and pensions provide incentives for recipients with disabilities to return to work.
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CHAMP Leads Team of Dedicated Staff

By: Christopher Miller
Source: ARC Broward IT Asset Recovery
Date: November 28, 2016
For the past three years, Tomas has served as the Director of ARC Broward IT Asset Recovery and is one of the most respected professionals in the industry. In 2015, Tomas became a Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (CHAMP) after completing the certification course that focuses on hardware licenses and agreement negotiations, maintenance contact management, life-cycle management, inventory and redeployment of disposal assets. More information about the certification is on The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers, Inc. (IAITAM) Website (www.iaitam.org).
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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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