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The Arc of Essex County

The Arc of Essex County is a private, non-profit agency serving people who live in and around Essex County.

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Our Programs

The Stepping Stones Early Intervention Program provides a comprehensive developmental program, for children birth through age three.

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I never knew my son had Down syndrome until the day he was born. It’s funny because I had plenty of time to think about what could go wrong..

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Down Syndrome Connect

If you, a family member or a friend has recently been told that your child has Down syndrome, you most likely have many questions and concerns. You are about to embark upon a new adventure that will change your life in ways you never thought possible, and here you will find help and support.

Your child will have opportunities to be the best that they can be thanks to your love and advocacy. It is our sincere hope that you will be encouraged and motivated by what you read. You will quickly see that you are not alone on this special journey and that life still is good, despite the unexpected.  We hope that you too will find the comfort, knowledge, and support that we all did when we discovered what Stepping Stones has to offer.

We wish you and your precious baby all the best.