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Ascension Proclaims March as Disabilities Awareness Month

 

President Clint Cointment took time during the March 17 Council meeting to proclaim March as “Disabilities Awareness Month in Ascension Parish.”

According to the proclamation, the Arc of East Ascension, a non-profit organization, provides services and support to help people of all ages with developmental and intellectual disabilities and special needs to attain their full potential.

The Arc is affiliated with the national Arc, with more than 140,000 members in more than 850 state and local chapters across the Nation. They provide that every individual and family affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities with access to information, advocacy, and skills they need to participate as active members of their community, and to live an ordinary decent American life.

The overall mission of The Arc is to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families are valued, respected, and included in all communities; they direct their own lives and can choose services and support from many available sources; and they are empowered through non-profit advocacy.

Photo: Front, left to right – The Arc board member Erica Ramos, Executive Director Raven LaBiche, board president Tammy Williams, Parish President Clint Cointment, board member Anita Cann, marketing director Sharon Morris, and board members Pam Hughes and Rhonda Lamendola.

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Photo: Front, left to right – The Arc board member Erica Ramos, Executive Director Raven LaBiche, board president Tammy Williams, Parish President Clint Cointment, board member Anita Cann, marketing director Sharon Morris, and board members Pam Hughes and Rhonda Lamendola.

Back, left to right - Ascension Parish Council members Travis Turner, Corey Orgeron, Joel Robert, Dempsey Lambert, Alvin Thomas, John Cagnolatti, Dal Waguespack, Teri Casso, Aaron Lawler, Michael Mason, and Chase Melancon.

Ascension Parish Council members Travis Turner, Corey Orgeron, Joel Robert, Dempsey Lambert, Alvin Thomas, John Cagnolatti, Dal Waguespack, Teri Casso, Aaron Lawler, Michael Mason, and Chase Melancon.

MARCH IS DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

The Arc of East Ascension is committed to providing quality care and support to people with disabilities. We will take this month to spread awareness of the supports necessary to help maintain their choices to have quality and fulfillment in their lives. We are The Arc of East Ascension, and we can do more, together.

 

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The Arc of East Ascension's Board President & Admin Staff Picture Taken With The Mayor of The City of Ginzales

Names From Left to Right:
1st Row: Sharon Morris PR-Marketing Director; Cindy Moore PR-Marketing Asst; Barney Arceneaux,Mayor of The City of Gonzales;
Kathleen Guidry, SIL Coord/SIL Financial Specialist
2nd Row: Tammy Williams, The Arc EA's Board President; Christy Berry ADTP Coord; Tara Laney HR Coord; Carly Pickett SIL Team Lead

THE ARC OF EAST ASCENSION'S ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OF THE YEAR 2021
VERANIQUE PAYTON

THE ARC OF EAST ASCENSION'S
DSP OF THE YEAR 2021
VERNALL DILLSAVER

ASCENSION PARISH'S
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR 2021
SHARON MORRIS

When you are a non-profit, it is often understood that volunteerism is the core of what makes the engine run. But also, community connections. We tend to get into the practice of doing; often not seeking recognition but doing the job because it needs to be done. However, it is always great to know that people who you have supported see the efforts that you have made and want to acknowledge that. It is with great pride that we celebrate our Marketing Director,  Sharon Morris on receiving the honor from the city of Gonzales as CITIZEN OF THE YEAR. This award is prestigious award given by the mayor’s office of Gonzales. We are ecstatic that this area can experience the hard work that we see every day. It is with highest regard that we, The Arc of East Ascension, Executive Director, Raven LaBiche and the Board of Directors of this agency, we give a formal congratulations to our own, Sharon Morris for being the recipient of this honor. Congratulations and continue to be an ambassador of services and support for this agency and the people in this community.