Tobin, Carberry, O’Malley, Riley & Selinger, P.C., was one of the sponsors of the 3rd Annual Film Festival fundraiser held by the local nonprofit, The Arc New London County. The festival featured a series of short films about individuals with intellectual or developmental disability (IDD).
In addition to a reception and silent auction, attendees enjoyed four short films about people with IDD who are making a difference in their communities. One of the featured films was, “The Interviewer” starring Gerard O’Dwyer, an award-winning actor and co-founder of RUCKUS, a disability-led contemporary performance ensemble whose mission is to “make a noise [that] can break down the barriers of exclusion.”
All ticket sales and sponsorship proceeds were reinvested back into the organization to help The Arc further its mission of helping those with IDD. Proceeds of the event went to support job preparation, self-presentation skills, day programs, self-advocacy and social/recreational programming for people with IDD.
TCORS’ Managing Partner Glenn Carberry commended the Firm for its support of The ARC. “This non-profit does a great job providing programs for people throughout New London County with IDD including my daughter Caroline. She enjoys a better quality of life because of the opportunities and recreation programs provided by The Arc, and we greatly appreciate the work done by their dedicated staff and volunteers.”
The event was held at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.
The Arc is a non-profit organization founded in 1952 by families looking for opportunities for their children. The Arc actively supports over 650 individuals of all ages with IDD and their families in Southeastern Connecticut.