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Fall Charmed by Charity event will be held on October 27!
Join Ontario ARC and Alex + Ani in Victor for a shopping event on Monday, October 27, 2014. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services at Ontario ARC! [show more]

Volunteers Needed for RYUU Group
The Autism Center at Ontario ARC is seeking volunteers to assist with RYUU group. [show more]

Ontario ARC is seeking volunteers for a unique social-skills group for kids and teens on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 PM starting on October 1st.

RYUU is a fantasy card game that teaches social and communication skills by combining card collecting and role playing to make learning fun and meaningful. 

In addition, volunteers are needed to assist with monthly outings for the group on Thursday evenings.  If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Donna Auria at (585) 919-2191 or

Thank You Direct Support Professionals!
September 7-13 is Direct Support Professionals Week. Please join us in honoring all of the wonderful direct support professionals for their commitment and dedication! [show more]

Gobble Gobble Gobble
The Chosen Turkey Trot returns to Canandaigua on Thanksgiving morning. Visit the website for more information on registration and the event. [show more]

Agency celebrates the end of summer at The Canandaigua Country Club [show more]

Ontario ARC’s largest fundraiser – CRUISIN’ for a CAUSE – landed ashore on Thursday, August 14th and raised over $70,000.  The proceeds from the event will benefit the agency’s growing menu of innovative programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

“Thanks to the generosity of the community, this year’s CRUISIN’ for a CAUSE exceeded our expectations and will continue to support the wonderful programs and services available for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” says Ann Scheetz, executive director.  “A special thank you to our gracious hosts The Canandaigua Country Club and Nolan’s.


The 22nd annual event began as a cruise aboard the Canandaigua Lady, and has grown into one of the area’s largest fundraisers.  Due to construction along the lakefront this year, there was not a Canandaigua Lady Cruise, but there was still a cause.  Close to 700 guests turned out to bid on the live auction hosted by Mike Rusinko from Lyons National Bank and dance the night away with The Skycoasters.

Thank you to the event sponsors, community volunteers, and guests for your continued support of Ontario ARC.