Joe Duffy, a HARC parent and wonderful advocate for people with intellectual disabilities was the first speaker at Family Hearing Day, which was attended by over 40 state legislators. The hearing was organized by theConnecticutI/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disability) Caucus. The caucus … Read more about Family Hearing Day
HARC's self advocacy group the “What’s Happening Club” have been writing letters to their state legislators and practicing testifying for legislative hearings. Please join them and help advocate for HARC by sending a letter to your state legislators in the Action … Read more about Participants Advocate For HARC
HARC's Day at the State Capitol "Have a Harc Day" was held on February 11, 2014, and it was a huge success! More than thirty participants, families, supporters and staff attended the round table discussion with state legislators and educated them on the vital programs and services that … Read more about Have a Harc Day
HARC's 2013 Annual Fund Campaign was a tremendous success! … Read more about You Made A Difference
The Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA) has announced an important upcoming costing study to be conducted with MTM Services. The study is expected to be released in October 2013 and will provide the necessary roadmap for HARC's, and other Community Providers', future advocacy … Read more about CCPA Announces Landmark Costing Study
Dear HARC family and friends, Governor Malloy’s proposed budget cuts an additional $15 million dollars from the Connecticut DDS budget. When added to the Governor's rescissions last fall of $21 million, the DDS budget has been slashed by $36 million dollars. THIS MUST END! Governor … Read more about Tell Your Elected Officials: Don’t Gut DDS Budget!
In partnership with CCPA, CT Nonprofits and the Arc CT, HARC is participating in ‘Save Our Services’, to be held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on May 7th from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. HARC is inviting all its families and participants with their job coaches and staff to the … Read more about Save Our Services – LOB – May 7th, 2013
This article was published in 2008 explaining HARC's decision to change its name from the Hartford Association of Retarded Citizens to HARC, Inc. Amid the bullying, misuse and misunderstanding that still surrounds the r-word today, we thought we’d re-print this editorial about HARC changing its … Read more about Misuse Of Name Leads To Hurt, Change