DSP Spotlight: Keonti Williams

By Ann Richard, Metairie Community Center Keonti has an outgoing personality and easy to talk to. Keonti listens and respects me, she’s nice and sweet. I like it when Keonti takes me to aerobics class and bowling. Keonti also talks to me about my outside activities...
DSP Spotlight: Kimber Frerene

DSP Spotlight: Kimber Frerene

By Eric Smith, Chalmette Community Center Ms. Nicki (Eric’s nickname for Kimber) is the best! She always makes going out fun. I love when she puts on the music and gets everyone to dance. Today at the Wellness Center, she was helping everyone to exercise. This week...
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....
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...