A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Enriching lives and erasing barriers

Those of us with kids with special needs know that those kids will one day become adults with special needs. As much as we don't want to think about that, sometimes it's all we think about. JARC is a wonderful organization that works hard to erase barriers for all individuals with developmental disabilities. They seem to be best known for their independent living programs and group homes, but they also provide a myriad of services to people of all ages with disabilities. I am proud to sit on the board of directors of this fabulous group and share this information with you!

With just a few clicks, you can help them raise a little money...

For the next 2 days, JARC is the highlighted Gate Charity for the Arts, Beats & Eats
facebook and twitter challenge! 

For every new person to LIKE the Arts, Beats & Eats facebook page http://www.facebook.com/artsbeatseats, $1 dollar will be donated to JARC.

 For every new FOLLOWER on Arts, Beats & Eats Twitter page http://twitter.com/#!/ArtsBeatsEats, $1 dollar will be donated to JARC.

More information on JARC:

JARC is a Farmington Hills, Michigan-based nonprofit, nonsectarian agency dedicated to enabling people with disabilities to live full, dignified lives in the community, and to providing support and advocacy for their families. JARC operates 20 group homes and a variety of independent living programs for adults, and serves more than 450 families who have a child or adult with a disability who is living at home.

JARC’s mission is to:
•to enable people with developmental disabilities to live rich, meaningful lives as respected members of the community in the setting of their choice;
•to provide access to a Jewish way of life for those who choose it;
•to provide support services to families who have minor children with any disability living at home;
•to educate and sensitize the public regarding people with disabilities and their value to the community.

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