Knox County Arc (Kcarc) - Baker Center, Vincennes, IN

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updated on Thursday, June 13, 2019

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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Since 1972, KCARC has earned a national reputation as an innovator and leader in the training and care of people with disabilities. KCARC is the area leader in performance-based placement and successful supported employment job placements in and around Knox County. Ancillary Services include Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Special Olympics, Recreational Programs, Support Services and Social Work, and Limited Transportation for individuals with disabilities.
The Dee Montgomery Fund was established in 1991 by Dee's daughter, Dianne Cartmel, with memorial donations to be used to provide for needs of people with disabilities that are not funded by Medicaid or Medicare. Mrs.
Montgomery was a community activist whose husband had served as mayor of Vincennes. She had a personal interest in disability services since her grandson was in a KCARC residential program.


Company description
Since its inception, the Dee Montgomery Fund has provided for such things as daycare to allow a mother with a disability to continue her employment, a dental partial plate for a group home resident, clothing items, furniture and household items that made it possible for a young man to move from a basement into his own apartment and payment of fees to allow attendance at summer camp and participation in Special Olympic competitions. Respite Services provide family members with disabilities the opportunity to receive short-term, in-home care from trained, KCARC staff. Also available: limited financial assistance for therapeutic/medical supplies and equipment for individuals with disabilities. Life After Meth (LAM) is a rehabilitation program through the Knox County Jail. DES is providing employment services to qualified individuals who complete the LAM program.
Individuals who complete the LAM program. Individuals are assisted with drug rehabilitation, support, and job training to reintegrate into the community. KCARC's Community Rehabilitation Program provides Program Development and Vocational Training to Consumers in a manufacturing setting. Wood working, metal working, painting, packaging and shipping are a few of the various occupations utilized in these programs.
Included in the training are daily living skills classes and assistance with obtaining one's GED. A strong working relationship with Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Office provides several referrals annually to this program.
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Assisted Living, Respite Care, Group Homes, Adults With Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Adult Day Care, Autism, Advocacy, Disabled People Assistance, Down Syndrome, People With Disabilities, Vocational Training, Special Olympics, Asperger's syndrome, Homes, Housing, Educational Services, Health Care, Mental Health, Residential Services, Day Care, Nonprofit Organizations, Mental Retardation, Workshops, Civil Rights, Employment Services, Arc, Disabled People Support, Welfare, Intellectual Disabilities, Early Intervention, Brain Damage, Family Support, Disabled People Protection, Special Needs People, Disabled Persons, Emergency Assistance, Spina Bifida, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Employment Programs, Recreational Programs, Children with Disabilities, Birth Defect, Arc Chapters, Early Infant Education, Prevocational Training, Inclusion, Sibshops, Summer Day Camps, Family Advocacy, Specialized Medical Supplies, Education Program, Supported Employment Services
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