Joanne Smith

The Arc of Adams County has been continually growing over the years and as we look back at that growth and the partnerships that have developed with Under The Horizon a pottery and arts studio, located in Gettysburg, has a deep love of the special needs community. In 2018, with the help of the Arc of Adams County, a partnership with Easterseals began. The partnership began with offering summer camps and then blossomed into providing an after school program. The after school program provides much dimension for the children to learn, interact, and create. The staff is amazing and their care for the children and the quality of the programming is immediately noticed.

One parent, wrote “Under The Horizon provides the space and talented staff of Easterseals of Central/Western P A’s afterschool program two afternoons a week.. My son enjoys being with a group of teens with assorted special needs. Fun activities include stunning art which now graces the walls of our home It gives my partner and I two afternoons we can relax, do chores and catch up on life. We know our son is challenged and cared for in a loving space.”

JoAnn Smith is the executive director/advocate for The Arc of Adams County.

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