We support individuals with disabilities: early intervention, supports coordination, and guardianship services
For some, trying to find the right services and funding for yourself or your loved one with a disability can be a grueling and stressful process. At The Arc Alliance, located in Eagleville, the resources and experts are all readily available to meet your needs.
The Arc Alliance was originally founded in 1951 by a concerned group of parents who had children with disabilities. The Arc Alliance operating out of Montgomery County functions as a chapter of the national organization, The Arc, which has over 700 chapters across the country. The overall mission of The Arc Alliance here in Montgomery County, is to promote inclusion and independence in the community through its three different services: Early Intervention, Supports Coordination, and Guardianship Services.
Early Intervention services apply to children birth to three years old with developmental delays and disabilities and provide resources that empower caregivers to ensure their children are able to thrive and live a meaningful life. Resources as part of Early Intervention include education, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, social work, and nutrition services.
Supports Coordination is a critical service that involves the primary functions of locating, coordinating, and monitoring needed services and supports for individuals enrolled in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities system in Pennsylvania. Locating services and supports consist of assistance to the individual and family in linking, arranging for, and obtaining services specified in the service plan, including resources in the community, competitive integrated employment, needed medical, social, and participant directed services. Supports Coordination is also responsible for monitoring the health and safety of the individual in their home, day, and community settings.
Lastly, Guardianship Services supports individuals who have been determined to be incapacitated by the court (not able to receive and process information to make approproate decisions.) The Arc Alliance also provides Representative Payee Services to individuals who receive social security and need assistance with budgeting and ensuring needs are met.
Nikki Krelovich, the Executive Director of The Arc Alliance Foundation, is in charge of securing supplemental funding from private and public resources to further support clients and families.
After the last two pandemic years, Krelovich is thrilled to bring back their annual golf outing to raise funds for individuals with disabilities. The J.P. Mascaro & Sons Charity Golf Outing benefiting The Arc Alliance will be held September 12 at Lederach Golf Club.
“With the help of our generous donors, The Arc Alliance helps to provide critical services to individuals with disabilities that promote independence and inclusion in the community.” Krelovich said.
The Arc Alliance does not believe in institutionalization and promotes independent, inclusive living whenever possible. This can mean attending to individuals in the comfort of their homes to oversee they are getting the proper care.
Even though Krelovich has been with The Arc Alliance for a short amount of time, she was able to share her insight on how this foundation has positively impacted people in need as well as herself.
“It’s good for my soul to be involved in an organization that does so many great things for people who really need it,” Krelovich said, “The people here are so committed to their work, they love what they’re doing, and they’re here for the right reasons.”
The Arc Alliance has certainly set itself apart from other similar organizations in caring for children, families, and individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and is able to seek out proper care for them.
To learn more about The Arc Alliance or make a donation, visit their website.