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Commending The Arc of Schuyler upon the occasion of the celebration of its 35th Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending The Arc of Schuyler upon the occasion
of the celebration of its 35th Anniversary

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities of New York State are
reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and
individuals who devote themselves to the welfare of the community and
its citizenry and have made strong contributions to the disability
community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
The Arc of Schuyler of Watkins Glen, New York, upon the occasion of the
celebration of its 35th Anniversary; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion will be celebrated at The Arc of
Schuyler's Annual Meeting and Member Reception to be held at the Watkins
Glen Harbor Hotel on Thursday, May 16, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The Arc of Schuyler is a family-based organization providing
supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,
including autism; and
WHEREAS, The Arc of Schuyler is a chapter of NYSARC, Inc., a not for
profit organization which works with and for people with developmental
disabilities in New York State; through NYSARC, The Arc of Schuyler is
an affiliated chapter of The Arc of the United States; and
WHEREAS, The Arc of Schuyler promotes and protects the human rights of
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively
supports their full inclusion and participation in the community
throughout their lifetimes; and
WHEREAS, The Arc of Schuyler envisions a future in which all people
with intellectual and developmental disabilities are fully included as
members of a community which embraces the diversity of all people, and
values people for who they are in a safe and caring environment; and
WHEREAS, The Arc of Schuyler was founded in 1978 by the parents and
family members of people with intellectual and developmental disabili-
ties; prior to the organization of The Arc of Schuyler, parents had
limited choices for supports within their own communities and had to
send their loved ones to surrounding communities, sometimes more than
two hours away, to receive even basic supports; and
WHEREAS; Some families were forced to send their children to insti-
tutions throughout New York State; and
WHEREAS, These courageous parents learned from neighboring communities
how to form an organization which would meet the needs of their family
members with disabilities, and in 1978, The Arc of Schuyler was char-
tered in Watkins Glen, New York by NYSARC, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, From its modest beginning of providing vocational programs
for a small group of adults, The Arc of Schuyler has become a comprehen-
sive provider of supports to hundreds of people with disabilities and
their families; and
WHEREAS, The Arc of Schuyler continues to be governed by a volunteer
Board of Directors, most of whom are parents or relatives of a person
with a developmental disability; the remaining board members are commu-
nity leaders whose insight and experience provide assistance and direc-
tion to ensure The Arc of Schuyler is integrated into the community;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend The Arc of Schuyler upon the occasion of the celebration of its
35th Anniversary; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Arc of Schuyler, Watkins Glen, New York.

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  • 12 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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