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Advancing Equality: Point Arc of NKY embraces disability rights and race equity; become antiracist

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Point Arc Zembrodt Education Center

Part of a series by NKY’s nonprofits who stand together against racism and any acts that dehumanize people.

The Point Arc of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati was formed in 1972. Today, The Point is a full-service agency whose mission is to provide opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to help them reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally. Our programs include support in the areas of education, independent living, social skills, and career goals. We also provide community-based residential housing, respite care, advocacy, person-centered planning, case management, and community outreach. In 2020, The Point opened the Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Zembrodt Education Center. An extension of the Point Arc, the center strives to increase growth and support for individuals and families in the region.

The Point’s beginnings centered on a group of parents who were advocating for the rights of their students with disabilities to receive an education. In 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was created, requiring public schools to provide all eligible children with disabilities a free public education in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their individual needs (ADA, 2020). The Point continued […]

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