The Zachary Effect: Anxiety – The New Normal

Anxiety – The New Normal The Zachary Effect I barely remember a time in my life when I haven’t experienced anxiety. A few years between meeting my husband, marriage, and my first child, perhaps. Since then it has gripped me, loosely at first, gradually increasing its hold.   Numbness in my face marked the onset […]

The Arc and the Walmart Foundation: A Successful Year in Assisting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Find Jobs in the Community

A year ago, The Arc announced the exciting news that it had been awarded $245,000 by the Walmart Foundation to support workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enter the workforce. The Arc@Work, The Arc’s employment program, quickly got to work with chapters from around the country to make a dent in the unemployment […]

The Arc Responds to President Trump’s Health Care Executive Order “Extremely dangerous for people with disabilities”

Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States “President Trump, through the new Executive Order “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States”, is urging his Administration to find ways to circumvent critical protections of the Affordable […]

Blog – The Zachary Effect – Nonverbal World

The Zachary Effect – Nonverbal World   Yesterday I read a Facebook post from another mother with a son on the autism spectrum. Her son is also nonverbal and struggles with sleeping through the night, among a few other common autism traits.   Her son just turned five-years-old and begins kindergarten in the next few […]

Lisa Lepine’s Detroit News Interview: Chris Meadow’s Benefit Cut-off

Clinton Twp. man with disability fights benefit cut-off Mike Martindale , The Detroit News Published 11:52 p.m. ET July 3, 2017 | Updated 11:52 p.m. ET July 3, 2017 Buy Photo (Photo: Clarence Tabb Jr. / The Detroit News) 310 CONNECTTWEET 1 LINKEDIN 55 COMMENTEMAILMORE Clinton Township – Chris Meadows always considered himself as leading […]

Donald Trump, the CBO Score and the Real Impact of the Senate’s Republican Health Care Plan

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) “score” of Senate Republican’s health care overhaul is bad news for the legislation’s supporters, but not as bad as it could be.   The CBO, a nonpartisan agency that analyzes the impact of proposed legislation, estimates that the Senate’s proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare would leave 22 million more […]