February 10th, the White House Office of Public Engagement will host
150 of The ARC’s leaders, members, advocates, and staff from across the
country as part of the White House Community Leaders Briefing Series.
The ARC is one of the largest national community-based organizations
advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities and their families.
Bruce Hulick and Joe Hulick, PennsylvaniaBruce Hulick is the executive director of The Arc of Philadelphia, and his son Joe Hulick, 29, will join him in Washington. Joe has down syndrome and until recently, he worked at three different retail jobs. In these tough economic times, Joe was laid off from two of those jobs.Bruce served in the Marine Corps and the Hulick family moved around a lot when Joe was growing up. The Hulicks usually lived off base and Joe went to public school. That meant having to start over each time to try to get the education services Joe needed. The Hulicks also started chapters of The Arc in places where they didn’t exist at the time, in South Carolina and in Orange County, California, so that there would be a network for families.