Posted on Apr 11, 2018
Lettitia McPherson and her son Rodney were our guest speakers today.  Lettitia is the Executive Director of the ARC of San Angelo.  The ARC helps people with disabilities to be included in their communities. 
The ARC is a volunteer-led non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities by providing 4 programs:
  • Autism Alliance of the Concho Valley – the aim with the Autism Alliance is to provide support, community events, training, networking, and grants in order to help meet the specific needs of children and adults with autism, as well as their families.
  • Access-Resources-Connections - Access-Resources-Connections(A.R.C.) provides monthly family information and networking sessions at the public library for families with children with developmental disabilities, including Autism, Down ’s Syndrome, Williams’ Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy.
  • Court Visitor Program - The purpose is to train community volunteers and students to visit individuals, on behalf of the Court, and prepare reports which are then reviewed by the Court. This important monitoring function enables the Court to have first-hand information regarding the persons under its supervision and determine whether a guardianship should be continued, modified, terminated or other actions be taken.
  • Guardianship Alliance – the program recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to serve as advocated for low-income individuals.
  • Supported Decision-Making – this is a method of decision-making which allows families to avoid rights removal and costly legal fees when a possible Agreement can be executed between one willing to provide decision-making support to one who needs help with understanding or communicating their own choices and desires.
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