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Our Mission

The Arc Middlesex County provides people with developmental and other disabilities, and their families, with supports and services which encourage personal growth and quality of life through empowerment and choice.

Our Vision

The Arc Middlesex County will be the agency of choice providing comprehensive quality of life support and services for a culturally diverse population of people with developmental and other disabilities as well as their families.


Our Core Values

  • Visionary Leadership
  • Community Participation
  • Diversity
  • Integrity & Excellence

 

We promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, actively supporting full inclusion and participation in the community through advocacy & services.

Our core values drive and guide us as an organization.


NEWS & EVENTS

The Arc Middlesex County Leadership Institute

Inspired by the commitment to developing leaders, The Arc Middlesex County Leadership Institute was birthed. It is a leadership development program customized to grow leaders who will: 

  • attract, develop, and retain talents
  • successfully implement business strategies &
  • increase the success of managing change while driving business growth

The goal: is to better equip and prepare emerging leaders for future leadership responsibilities while working to achieve and sustain the vision of the organization. 

The Leadership 201 curriculum is researched based and crafted to include the core leadership skills and business development competencies. With the immediate Supervisors as their Coaches, the courses are customized for leaders; Assistant Director Level and above with each student leader committing to the course work spread over sixteen (16) weeks which includes both pre-work, post-work, and the application of learned skills to current leadership challenges.  The Coach’s role is to provide additional support with the application of the skills and learning. 

The Leadership 201 curriculum includes the following (8) course topics

  1. How to Lead People to Success,
  2. Your Vision and Mission,
  3. Strategic Thinking, Planning, and Metrics,
  4. Compliance and Business Ethics,
  5. Creative Thinking and Problem Solving,
  6. Project Management,
  7. Financial Accounting and Budget Management &
  8. Leading Change. 

The curriculum also includes a group project for which the learned skills are applied. 

Congratulations to the Graduates...

Meet the graduates - From L-R: Kerry-Ann Mitchell (Chief Quality Officer), Jim Olwal (Assistant Director of Finance), Frank Adu, the CEO, Shari White (Chief Compliance Officer), Adrian Brown (Chief Program Officer), Lookman Akadri (Assistant Director of Residential Services) and Kevin Kute (Assistant Director of Residential Services)

We successfully completed the initial curriculum pilot “Leadership 201” on April 21, 2022, with six (6) graduates receiving public recognition from the CEO and a Certificate of Completion. We received very positive feedback following the pilot course and the skills gained were immediately applicable to work areas. Incorporating the pilot learning and feedback, we have officially launched the “Leadership 201” curriculum with a new group of student leaders in late May.   

What is next for The Leadership Institute? 

We are in the process of developing a Leadership 101 course for Managers. This will be customized for the Front-Line Supervisors and is scheduled to launch as a pilot in September 2022.


22ND ANNUAL WALKATHON

This year, as things gradually opened up, we hosted the 22nd Annual Step Up For The Arc Walkathon in person at Woodlot Park. The goal of the event was to promote community health, team-building, wellness, raise awareness, and at the core, bring back that sense of community that social distancing and quarantining took away.

Despite the rain threat, we had a very successful Walkathon - the first after the pandemic. We had about 200 people come out to participate in the event. The community has always been an integral part of our organization and we are so thankful to have our community's support at this year's 22nd Annual Step Up For The Arc Walkathon 2022. 

 

Sights and Scenes at the 22nd Annual Walkathon

Thank you to our generous sponsors: