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...
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...