President’s Message

A Message from our Board President


The “Art” of the Mission.

“To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.” -Beethoven

In the 1960’s we had a new guest in our home. Uncle Jerry. Jerry was born with a developmental disability. But don’t tell him that. With a successful 30 year career as a Wall Street messenger, his employer enjoyed his perfect attendance record and happy disposition.

As the years went by, my parents were busy raising money for the ARC, an organization my grandparents helped create. By 1975 the organization raised enough funds to build its first residence, giving Uncle Jerry a permanent home. Today Jerry is 80 and continues to live a productive life. Thanks ARC!

Our innovative programs provide Prevocational Services, Day Habilitation Services, Medicaid Service Coordination, Social and Recreational Services, Respite Services for family caregivers, and a variety of Residential Services that meet the varying needs of our service recipients.

A newly expanded performing arts program is underway which we are affectionately calling ARTS@ARC. The program is being designed to help increase community engagement and community awareness for the unique talent of each of our clients.

A special thanks to Harvey Serota, our past President, for his tireless work.

Today’s board of directors, management team, and dedicated employees work every day, fueled by our passion, to fulfill the promise of those founding parents—to ensure love, safety, dignity, and opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities. This will always be the mission of the Adult Resources Center, Inc. Get involved!

Jaimie M. Blackman
President of the Board of Directors
Adult Resources Center, Inc.