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William’s Day

William’s Day By: Amy Perry Mercier, Down Syndrome Family Group Member and Mother William was diagnosed with Down Syndrome before he was born.  I found it so helpful as it gave me time to prepare so I wasn’t grieving the child I thought I was going to have, but instead I’d celebrate the birth of child I did have.  I reached ou [...]

October 24th, 2017|

The Buddy Walk of the Berkshires

The Buddy Walk of the Berkshires By: Down Syndrome Family Group Member/Mother Donna Narey What an amazing sight!  1,200 people all in green shirts walking down the Main Street of Dalton.  As a parent, knowing these walkers were all here to celebrate my child and his fellow persons with Down Syndrome, makes the walk even more a [...]

October 18th, 2017|

Berkshire County Arc Hires Director of Brain Injury Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkshire County Arc 395 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201  Berkshire County Arc Hires Director of Brain Injury Services PITTSFIELD, Mass. (Oct. 17, 2017) – Berkshire County Arc (BCArc) hires Director of Brain Injury Services, Amber Steele.  Amber has been with BCArc since 2011. She has worked in a variet [...]

October 17th, 2017|

11th Annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires Draws More Than 1,200

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkshire County Arc 395 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 11th Annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires Draws More Than 1,200 DALTON, Mass. (Oct. 12, 2017) – The 11th Annual Buddy Walk® of the Berkshires was held on Saturday, September 30 and boasted more than 1,200 participants. The event is hosted annually [...]

October 12th, 2017|

Berkshire County Arc To Hold 63rd Annual Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkshire County Arc 395 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201   Berkshire County Arc To Hold 63rd Annual Meeting   PITTSFIELD, Mass. (Sept. 28, 2017) – Berkshire County Arc will hold its 63rd Annual Meeting on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 a.m. at the ITAM Lodge in Pittsfield. Awards will be presented to individua [...]

September 28th, 2017|

Berkshire County Arc Holds Winter Clothing Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkshire County Arc 395 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 Berkshire County Arc Holds Winter Clothing Drive PITTSFIELD, Mass. (Sept. 26, 2017) – Berkshire County Arc is holding a clothing drive and will be accepting gently-used coats, scarves, hats and mittens - as well as winter clothing items that have [...]

September 26th, 2017|

Welcome

Welcome to the Berkshire County Arc Blog! We hope you'll find this blog both fun and informational!   We have lots going on, so what better way to share that with you all? We'll have guest bloggers; Berkshire County Arc staff, friends, community members and family members. Happy reading!   [...]

August 1st, 2017|

Berkshire County Arc Holds Pathways to Justice Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkshire County Arc 395 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 Berkshire County Arc Holds Pathways to Justice Conference PITTSFIELD, Mass. (July 18, 2017) – Berkshire County Arc (BCArc) and The Arc of the Unites States’ National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability® (NCCJD) collaborated to hold the day-l [...]

July 18th, 2017|

Berkshire County Arc’s Down Syndrome Family Group to Host 11th Annual Buddy Walk® of the Berkshires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkshire County Arc 395 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 Berkshire County Arc’s Down Syndrome Family Group to Host 11th Annual Buddy Walk® of the Berkshires PITTSFIELD, Mass. (July 13, 2017) – On Saturday, September 30, Berkshire County Arc’s (BCArc) Down Syndrome Family Group will host the 11th Annual [...]

July 13th, 2017|

Berkshire County Arc Awards Scholarships to Five Local High School Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkshire County Arc 395 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 Berkshire County Arc Awards Scholarships to Five Local High School Seniors PITTSFIELD, Mass. (July 5, 2017) – Berkshire County Arc and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group have awarded scholarships ranging upwards from $1,000 to the [...]

July 5th, 2017|

Berkshire County Arc Hires Family Support Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkshire County Arc 395 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 Berkshire County Arc Hires Family Support Manager PITTSFIELD, Mass. (June 21, 2017) – Berkshire County Arc hires Sonja Stewart as Family Support Manager in the Adult Foster Care Program and Family Support Center. In this position she will oversee [...]

June 21st, 2017|
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