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The Arc of Westchester benefits from an agency culture that values innovative partnerships. In fact, an agency leader explained that the organization “will work with anybody who is willing to sit and talk.” This collaborative spirit led to a creative endeavor with Mercy College, a four-year school offering degrees in Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Health and Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Within Health and Natural Sciences are departments such as nursing, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and nutrition. The Arc of Westchester partnered with these departments to form a mutually beneficial relationship, creating opportunities for both college students and individuals transitioning out of the workshop.
Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "Service Provider Promising Practice - The Arc of Westchester: Creative Partnership with Mercy College" (2019). ThinkWork! Publications. 95.