The Arc of Yates provides guardianship services to individuals who have no family or natural supports to act as guardian. Services are provided directly though the Arc of Yates Guardianship Committee. 

The Arc of Yates guardianship committee is a group of volunteers who have an interest in supporting people in need of guardianship. Many committee members are legal guardians for their own family member. In addition to personal experience, members may have an area of proficiency that assists the committee with decision making. Medical, legal, and spiritual expertise are some areas that enable the committee to make informed decisions in the best interest of the individual. 

Committee members regularly visit each person for whom the Chapter provides primary guardianship to learn his or her personal wishes, preferences, beliefs and needs. The committee keeps these at the forefront when advocating for and making decisions that are in the best interest of the individual. Whenever possible the individual is involved in the decision making process. 

The Arc of Yates can also provide support and assistance to family members who may be considering guardianship for a loved one. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Arc of Yates Guardianship Committee, or would like further information about guardianship in general, please contact Keegan Dildine, Guardianship Coordinator at (315) 536–7447 x. 277 or kdildine@arcofyates.org

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Recent News

April is Autism Awareness Month

Guest Speaker: Nicholas Courgi

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The final session will feature guest speaker Nicholas Courgi, a graduate of Onondaga Community College, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. This session will be held on Tuesday April 24th at 240 Powell Lane from 6:00pm-7:30pm and is free to attend. 

April is Autism Awareness Month

Make It and Take It

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The third session entitled "Make It and Take It" will be held on April 17th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at 240 Powell Lane.

Announcing the 3rd Annual Duck Race

Announcing the 3rd Annual Duck Race
The 3rd Annual Duck Race is quickly approaching!  Scheduled for Friday, June 15th, this year’s race will kick off with a family fundraising event at Lake Street Park from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  The event, held in partnership with Yates County Chamber of Commerce’s Cruisn Night, will host a DJ, face painter, games and kid friendly fare. 

Kid's Day at the Arc of Yates

Kid's Day at the Arc of Yates
On April 5, 2018 twenty children took a day out of their Spring Break and visited the Arc of Yates facilities, learning about the Agency’s mission and the important work their parents do on a daily basis. The 3rd Annual event included tours of Keuka Lake School, The Print Shop and the Agency’s program facility.

April is Autism Awareness Month

"Help Me"

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The second session entitled "Help Me" will be held on April 10th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at 240 Powell Lane.

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