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Update: 12/30/2020

Hello folks

This is my update on COVID 19 Vaccine and where you can go to get information.

We have had about 150 individuals receive the vaccine so far to date.  The window to sign up is becoming more difficult as the demand for the Vaccine is increasing and the supplies are staying the same or even slowing down.  So please consider signing up sooner than later to avoid months of delays.  Even by signing up the process could take a while to get you scheduled so the sooner the better to get started in that process.   

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. please provide a phone number so we can coordinate a time.

Once I have the opportunity to sign up I will. 


In the video I reference two links from the CDC.gov website



Thank you for all you do and please stay safe, wear mask, social distance, and wash hands as often as possible.

Donald J. Mullin
Chief Executive Officer
The Arc of Rensselaer County


Dear Arc of Rensselaer County Staff,

As you may be aware, New York state announced last week that all individuals living in certified residential settings and the staff who support them would be included in Phase 1A of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. Note this was done after much advocacy by us, Arc NY, and fellow Chapters.


We encourage you to get the Vaccine for your safety and the safety of our community.  We realize there is a great deal of information out there. We wanted to get to you the following information as we know right now.


At this point, we believe that all staff will be offered the Moderna Vaccine. The Vaccine is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged.  Attached to this email is the Fact Sheet on this Vaccine.  


All individuals receiving the Vaccine must provide a completed consent form prior to receiving the Vaccine. Attached to this email is the necessary form for you to review. You can sign this form electronically at the Vaccine site or bring a paper copy with you as well.


Once we learn the distribution information, we will be sending out further details. 


We need you to please check your emails often.   


Also, we are setting up an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for you to help us gather information.  We need the following

Your Name:

Work Location:

Are you interested in getting the Vaccine?

Are you not interested in getting the Vaccine?

Are you in need of more information?

Please give us your best phone number to schedule:


Day Services staff that are working in the Certified Residential Program during this time will be included in Phase 1 A of the Vaccine Program.


All other Non-Residential Staff are not included in Phase 1 A; New York State determined this.


However, if you are a Non-Residential staff who works in Residential for additional hours or overtime, you would consider this Phase 1 A.


Someone from the agency will reach out to you with specific information about the vaccination process as soon as we learn more.


More information about the COVID-19 Vaccine can be found in the attached Frequently Asked Question Document.


If you have any questions, please use the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thank you for all you do for us.

Donald J. Mullin
Chief Executive Officer
The Arc of Rensselaer County

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The Arc has benefited me by helping me to do things like JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), volunteering and becoming a team captain, and going to St.RoseCollege.


–Stephen Roberts, Self-Advocate

Our Mission


The mission of The Arc of Rensselaer County is to advocate for the rights and safety of individuals of all ages who have an intellectual disability and/or a developmental disability or delay.


The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and available resources in assisting individuals and their families to meet their needs and goals.


The Arc works to influence societal attitudes and governmental policy so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance, and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.

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