Advocacy & Support

You should have a voice–and a chance to express your thoughts, concerns and feelings on issues that matter to you. You should also have the opportunity to socialize with friends in a fun, comfortable setting.

 

The Arc of Ulster-Greene offers a variety of advocacy and support groups based on age and location. Our groups meet regularly and we always welcome new members. Join us!

 

Guild of Awesomeness

The Guild of Awesomeness is a social group for young people (preferably ages 14-22) who are affected by Autism. The group meets the fourth Thursday of every month (excluding November and December) and provides an opportunity for young people to hang out, recreate and build new friendships. Parents or guardians must accompany their loved one and remain present while they get together. All meetings are held at our administrative office, located at 471 Albany Avenue in Kingston. This group receives funding from the Autism Society of the Hudson Valley.

 

Family Collaborative

The Family Collaborative is a group for parents and young adults with an intellectual or developmental disability. While your children participate in supervised activities, you have the chance to talk with other parents who may understand your situation. During these meetings, you may hear from various experts on different topics such as Special Olympics, education planning, music therapist or summer camps. You will also learn about services that can support your family.

 

The Family Collaborative meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. All meetings are held at our administrative office, located at 471 Albany Avenue in Kingston. This group receives funding from The United Way of Ulster County.