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Be Ready with Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Are you and your loved ones really storm-ready? Hurricane preparedness is important for everyone that lives along the Gulf Coast, but individuals with disabilities and their families often need to take additional measures.   At the Arc of Greater New Orleans,...

ArcGNO Seeking Board of Directors Applicants

Want to make a difference in the life of a person with an intellectual or developmental disability?Join the ArcGNO Board of Directors!Interested applicants should fill out this interest form and check out what the expectations of board members are. An Arc board member...

So, Where Do We Go From Here?

ArcGNO’s Executive Director Gives an Update on the Agency’s Status during COIVD-19: In the 67 years Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO) has been in existence, it has experienced a lot. ArcGNO emerged in the 1950s when parents of children with Down syndrome or another...

The 2nd Annual St. Bernard Parish Culinary Classic

Thank you to everyone who supported our 2nd annual St. Bernard Parish Culinary Classic. We raised $36,677! This fundraiser supports our services in St. Bernard Parish: The ArcGNO Chalmette Community Center provides meaningful daytime engagement for participants who...

DSP Spotlight: Donyell Williams

By Lakeisha Woodson Donyell is present with us and always listens to what I have to say. It's obvious that this role is more than a job to her. She and the rest of my ArcGNO EarlySteps team check in on me and my kids after doctors appointments or when they are sick...

DSP Spotlight: Chassidy Parker

DSP Spotlight: Chassidy Parker

By Lindsay Meiliet, Northshore Community Center I pick Ms. Chassidy for best DSP worker at Arc because she's very good at her job. I love her wonderful attitude and love how she talks to people calmly when they are upset or angry or even having a bad day at Arc. I...

DSP Spotlight: Ms. Ira Green

DSP Spotlight: Ms. Ira Green

By Katie Baril, Westwego Community Center Ms. Ira is my favorite staff because the first time I met her on her first day, February 1st 2017, I knew that I would call her mom and stick with her always. I call her mom because she is like a second mom to me. She makes me...

DD Awareness Month Blog: Feeling Empowered

DD Awareness Month Blog: Feeling Empowered

Because I had Down syndrome, all my life I had love and caring and more understanding. I learn how to speak out in the community. I want people to understand me and I am willing to help them. When I first started at ArcGNO, I had new friends to welcome me. I have the...

DD Awareness Month Blog: What Is It Like to Have a Seizure?

DD Awareness Month Blog: What Is It Like to Have a Seizure?

My name is Jessica Lynn Nobles and I am 26 years old. The first time I realized I had a disability was at a very young age in elementary school. I was diagnosed with ADD, hydrocephalus, and epilepsy. Epilepsy has made a major impact on my life for the past 26 years...

DD Awareness Month Blog: Finding the Right Partner

DD Awareness Month Blog: Finding the Right Partner

You have to get to know them for a long time to see if y'all are trustworthy and compatible. You have to be good friends and be there for them no matter what. You need to know if they are special needs or not. If you've known someone for a long time and you feel a...

DD Awareness Month Blog: Living with a Disability

DD Awareness Month Blog: Living with a Disability

Robert Perrett attends ArcGNO's Northshore Community Center. I am 60 years old and I go to the Arc. I like the Arc because they treat me real nice. I can decide to self start a lot of my life. For instance, I can purchase my own drink or coffee. I get to work for and...

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