Denise Colemant

"The UP Program provides such a wonderful opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to fulfill their dreams. It is all about offering an option for individuals to gain greater independence with their peers after graduating from high school … that previously wasn’t available. The Arc of Haywood is so pleased to be a partner with this program. The Arc advocates for inclusion and opportunity for individuals with I/DD, and we are so fortunate to have the UP Program and a wonderful college such as WCU in our area that believes as we do.”

Denise Coleman, executive director, the Arc of Haywood County

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Community Agencies

Many of the community and state agencies we work with share common values and goals: to help individuals with disabilities learn the skills necessary to become more independent and be productive residents within the community. Here are our current community partnerships, which provide many services to our program and participants:

 If you would like to become a community partner, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us.


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