Prevention

Community Education is directed toward promoting a better understanding of developmental disabilities, its causes, and some known means of prevention. A specific goal of community education is to destroy the myth that people who are developmentally disabled are unable to learn and develop new skills; and to help the public better understand that individuals with developmental disabilities can be vital, productive members of any community. Special attention is devoted to the#1 preventable cause of I/DD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). FASD is 100%preventable by abstaining from alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

The Arc staff members are available to speak to civic groups and organizations on a variety of related topics. Contact Sarah Matthews, Director of Operations at 609-861-7100 x118 or sarah@arcofcapemay.org