News & Updates

CFAAC Awards $25,000 Grant to The Arc

CFAAC Awards $25,000 Grant to The Arc

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) is pleased to announce that the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) has awarded The Arc a $25,000 grant to develop a robust Behavioral Health professional development curriculum for clinicians and associates....

The Arc Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

The Arc Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 1 marks the first day of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Started 29 years ago, this month is to create conversations about inclusion, equity, and access for people with developmental disabilities. It's also about celebrating achievements. We've made...

The Arc Named to Honor Roll for Women in Leadership

The Arc Named to Honor Roll for Women in Leadership

As an organization that focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at every level of leadership, The Arc knows that gender diversity in the boardroom and among executive leaders is as important as ever. The Arc proudly announces its recent nomination to the Executive...

A Tee-rific Offer You’ll Love

A Tee-rific Offer You’ll Love

Registration for The Arc's Tee It Up for The Arc annual golf tournament on Monday, May 8, is open. All the golf, drinks, food, and fun you could want on an award-winning course right on the water! Register today to reserve your spot. The tournament will take place at...

The Arc Grows to Over 500 Employees

The Arc Grows to Over 500 Employees

  Today, we're celebrating a critical milestone in The Arc Central Chesapeake Region's (The Arc's) history - we hit 500 employees. We've seen significant growth across the organization over the last three years, including a record number of people served (over...

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Today marks the first day of Black History Month. All month long, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) is recognizing the vital role that African Americans play in the fight for disability rights. As of 2019, over 5.7 million African Americans in the United...

Family Fund Will Accept Applications Starting February 1

Family Fund Will Accept Applications Starting February 1

So many resources for children with disabilities - like effective therapies, equipment, and learning opportunities - are not covered by insurance and are out of reach financially for many families. To create greater access to these critical resources, The Arc founded...

Hey, Let’s Talk!

Hey, Let’s Talk!

Open dialogue can change lives and create safe and healthy communities. People deserve to discuss their struggles with mental health without judgment and should feel empowered to ask for help when needed. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)...

The Arc’s DSPs Start New Year With a Raise

The Arc’s DSPs Start New Year With a Raise

As people throughout the community continue to deal with the effects of an uncertain economy and workforce, The Arc is actively focusing on hiring and retaining quality employees. In January 2023, The Arc increased Direct Support Professionals starting hourly wage to...

Senators Cardin, Van Hollen Bring Major Funding to The Arc

Senators Cardin, Van Hollen Bring Major Funding to The Arc

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill will bring a $1 million investment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) throughout Central Maryland. The recently enacted...

The Arc Increases Direct Support Professional Hourly Starting Rate

The Arc Increases Direct Support Professional Hourly Starting Rate

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) increased the hourly starting wage for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to $17.25/hour. The Arc implemented the market increase to support employees as people throughout the community continue to deal with the effects of...