February 20, 2016
LARC Athletes selected for 2017 International Special Olympic Games
We are proud to announce that three athletes from LARC’s Special Olympics program have been selected to represent Connecticut and the USA in the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.
Natasha Cole will compete in Cross Country Skiing, and Rebecca Lamoin and Scott Grupe will compete in Alpine Skiing.
Natasha, Rebecca, and Scott were recently surprised by representatives from Special Olympics Connecticut at a pizza party for the athletes, coaches, volunteers and families.
The trio represent three of the four athletes representing Connecticut. “It is amazing, and that’s because (LARC Special Olympics Coordinator) Robin Pedone is always really encouraging her athletes if they’re eligible to apply. They just happened to be the lucky three,” said Laurie-Jean Hannon, vice president of sports for Special Olympics of Connecticut.
Congratulations Natasha, Rebecca, and Scott!
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April 18, 2013
Building a Community for All
The second phase of LARC's building project is well underway! Through the generous support of the Draper Foundation Fund, new handicapped accessible male and female restrooms were completed in February. The entire project includes renovating the lower level into 3,500 square feet of program space for the School to Community Transition Program. Renovation will continue over the summer months so that students returning from the summer break have appropriate space to learn essential life and vocational skills. For more information, contact Christina Emery, Director of Development, at 860-482-9364 x39.
January 10, 2013
Gov. Malloy Visits LARC
LARC was honored to have Governor Dannel P. Malloy visit LARC on January 10th to learn about our vision of Community for All. The Governor met three individuals in our Day Support Option (DSO) program, and learned how fiscal cuts impact individuals, their families, and their service providers. He also met two young students from the School to Community Transition Program and heard about the work LARC is doing to prepare them for the workplace. For the full press release, click here.
December 26, 2012
LARC the recipient of Draper Fund grant
LARC is pleased to be the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut. The money, awarded from the Foundation’s Draper Fund, is part of a larger campaign by LARC to fully renovate the lower level of their building at 314 Main Street. For the full press release, click here.
December 19, 2012
Festival of Trees winners announced
LARC is pleased to announce the winners of the 11th Annual Festival of Trees. The awards are based on 515 individuals that submitted ballots during the week-long event held at Valerie Manor. To view a full list of winners and read the press release, click here.