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What's in a Name?
Legal Name: Genesee Orleans Counties Chapter, NYSARC, Inc.
Local Preferences: Arc of Genesee Orleans is our DBA and we proudly adopted The Arc US logo. Arc is pronounced “ark.” Genco Industries, Orleans Enterprises, Genesee Data Management and Arc Collection Services are business divisions of our agency.
Please do not use Genesee and/or Orleans ARC or ARC of Genesee Orleans County. The organization now known as Arc of Genesee Orleans has been known by a few different names over the past 50 years. The significance of change to the current name lies in the demands and wishes of the people served by Arc chapters all over the United States. We as an organization have been sensitive to the impact of terminology on our constituency and have adapted accordingly.
Please Use People First Language
People-First Language emphasizes the person, not the disability. By placing the person first, the disability is no longer the primary, defining characteristic of a person, but one of several aspects of the whole person. People-First Language is an objective way of acknowledging, communicating, and reporting on disabilities. It eliminates generalizations and stereotypes, by focusing on the person rather than the disability.
Please see this resource: What is People First Language? for guidelines provided by The Arc
Please see this resource: Communicating with and About People with Disabilities for examples of People-First Language.