U of R medical students learn about caring for people with disabilities at Arc of Monroe

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Arc of Monroe held a special educational session on Wednesday at its arts facility.

Medical students from U of R Medicine’s Pediatric Links Program attended to learn the complexities that come with caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The two-week rotation gives students hands-on experiences to learn about health issues present in the community they serve.

“The artists here at Community Arts Connection, they are true professionals in every sense of the word,” said Kim Rinehart, director of Outreach at Arc of Monroe. “This allows them to display their passions, their talents, and to be just like anyone else in the community because they are artists, that’s what they are first and foremost. And this is just another opportunity to display that.”

The Arc of Monroe serves more than 15,000 adults at 45 locations around Monroe County.