Arc to Talk Hilltop’s Future at Family Advocacy Meeting

Hilltop workers. (File photo)

Hilltop workers. (File photo)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming will meet a week from now to ‘take action on issues that affect individuals with disabilities in our area.’

According to a press release from the Arc, their Family Advocacy Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 at the Peterson Employment Center, 3 East State Street, Mount Morris, to discuss several topics including a proposal recently submitted by The Arc to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities that would see the agency’s Hilltop Industries workshop transformed into a social enterprise by 2020. The Arc reminds the public that this is not the first time that they have advocated for Hilltop.

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“Through Family Advocacy efforts over the past 4 years, volunteers, Arc staff, and self advocates have successfully opposed a state plan that could have led to the outright closure of work centers,” said the Arc in the press release.

Topics are expected to include employment, transportation, housing, respite, wages for direct care professionals, and conflict free case management.

The Arc is the largest not-for-profit agency that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities in this area.

All Family Advocacy meetings are open to the public. Individuals with disabilities, family members, and other interested community members are encouraged to attend.