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The Arc of Westchester was established in in New York State in 1949 as a day school for children with developmental disabilities. It has since grown to over 800 hundred employees serving over 2000 individuals throughout Westchester county supporting children, teens, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization’s vision is a world where the population that they serve enjoy fulfilled lives and an inspired future while the mission focuses on strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests. The programs focus on the individual, helping them discover their interests, develop their talents and prepare for meaningful careers. The Arc of Westchester holds an annual employer appreciation breakfast, whereby the Arc recognizes the role and contribution of employers in the creation of meaningful integrated employment experiences. Employers are acknowledged through awards, which are are given out during a breakfast celebration and accompanied by personal success stories.
Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "Service Provider Promising Practice - Arc of Westchester: Annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast" (2019). ThinkWork! Publications. 96.