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The Arc Report

A monthly series addressing the needs of the disabled, on the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m., hosted by Arc representatives Bill Gordon and Lisa Conley.
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The Arc Report
(Jul 16, 2012) Play Dowanload

Jill Mansor, owner of Raise Your Dreams Horse Farm, and Timmy Osbourne, a worker at the farm, joined hosts Lisa Conley and Bill Gordon to talk about the horse farm. Mansor, who began riding horses after college, opened Raise Your Dreams horse farm in 2002. Mansor spoke of the benefits of equine therapy on the children who come to the farm. Later, Timmy shared his responsibilities he has on the farm as well as his future dreams.

The Arc Report
(Jun 18, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Bill Gordon and co-host Lisa Conley sat down with Robyn Blanchord, RN, agency nurse as well as a teacher, trainer, fundraiser and all-around cheerleader for the Arc's consumers. Blanchord discussed the numerous activities she's involved with for the Arc including a healthy eating course and a beauty class. She also speaks of the most rewarding part of her job.

The Arc Report
(May 21, 2012) Play Dowanload

Hosts Lisa Conley and Bill Gordon spoke with Andrew Perrone, Assistant Director of Rowan University's Office of Service Learning, Volunteerism and Community Engagement. Perrone discussed various projects that thousands of Rowan University students are involved in as well as international service trips over winter and spring breaks. He also discussed the amount of work different clubs, sororities and fraternities complete in order to maintain their charter.

The Arc Report
(Apr 16, 2012) Play Dowanload

Stephanie Littleton, Fine Arts instructor in the Arc Gloucester's Life Long Learning Program and 2012 Education Professional of the Year joined hosts Bill Conley and Lisa Gordon to discuss her award as Education Professional of the Year as well as the work her students have done. Littleton explained how Life Long Learning, a seven week program for adults with special needs, is her calling.

The Arc Report
(Mar 19, 2012) Play Dowanload

Rita Feldhaus, the 2011 Teacher of the Year for the Arc Gloucester and the Arc of New Jersey and a Life Long Learning instructor joined hosts Lisa Conley and Bill Gordon to discuss her history in special-education teaching. She mentioned former students and fond memories she shared with them. In addition, Conley spoke about upcoming Arc Gloucester events including the annual dinner on March 29th and a pancake breakfast with the Easter bunny on March 31st.

The Arc Report
(Feb 20, 2012) Play Dowanload

Diane Pison and Guy Lyles joined host Bill Gordon to discuss the Challenger League, a local baseball team for children with handicaps. They gave background on the league and how it has helped their son and other children with disabilities. Also, "buddies" or chaperons accompany the children on the field. Opening day is April 15th at 2pm at Alcyon Park in Pitman.

The Arc Report
(Jan 16, 2012) Play Dowanload

Hosts Lisa Conley and Bill Gordon spoke with Karen Merriell and Joe Barry. Merrill, director of the Arc Gloucester's Supportive Living program spoke about the details of the Supportive Living program and her role in the program. Later, Barry--a recent inductee in the New Jersey Special Olympics Hall of Fame--discussed his impressive past in sports. In addition, Conley and Gordon gave details on upcoming Arc Gloucester events.

The Arc Report
(Dec 19, 2011) Play Dowanload

Ellen Nalven, Executive Director of Plan NJ joined Bill Gordon and Lisa Conley to talk about to helping families secure the future for their loved ones with disabilities and mental health challenges. Plan NJ ensure a safe, enriched and happy life for these individuals by advocating for a place to rest their head, a place to challenge their mind, a place to earn a living and a friend to call their own. For more information you can log onto www.plannj.org

The Arc Report
(Nov 21, 2011) Play Dowanload

Lisa Conley and Bill Gordon sat down with Jack Thompson and John Walsh from the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Thompson and Walsh explained the types of services the commission offers. A recent teachers' convention for instructors who teach visually impaired students was spoken about. More information can be found at cbvi.nj.gov.

The Arc Report
(Oct 17, 2011) Play Dowanload

Tina Grant, Director of Donor and Agency Relations at the United Way of Gloucester County sat down with Bill Gordon and Lisa Conley to talk about past and upcoming fundraising United Way events. Grant also discussed a brief history of the United Way and what they do.

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