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 intellectual disability or delay (IDD), realized they had to come […]

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 with […]

DSP Spotlight: Frank Sylvester

By Ashley Brown   Mr. Frank is a very nice man. He is a very good driver. He takes his time picking up people. He is on time every morning. He likes telling jokes to us. We sing Happy Birthday to him on the bus. I like that he is my driver.   This week […]

DSP Spotlight: Anna O’quinn

By Jan Alario, Residential Support Services   I love my PCA (personal care attendant) Anna to death. She makes me happy and makes me smile. She encourages me to try new things and teaches me to do things for myself. I can always depend on her to be there for me. She makes me feel […]

DSP Spotlight: Peggy Walker

By Ashley Bolden, Employment Services   I love Ms. Peggy because she is funny and she teaches me new activities. I love her flashy style and the girly things we do together like shopping at the mall for clothes and jewelry. Her help on the Janitorial Crew makes me feel confident. She picks me up […]

DSP Spotlight: Antoinette Hart

By Jill Egle, Uptown Community Center   I love Mrs Antoinette Hart because she is a true close friend. She is a genuine one of a kind leader within her role as a DSP at the Arc of Greater New Orleans Uptown Community Center. She helps me in so many ways to be positive and […]

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 such as cruising on Carnival ships and my […]

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 we’re recognizing the Direct Support Professionals […]