Northeast Arc Announces Semifinalists for “The Arc Tank 2.0” Competition
NEC member Northeast Arc recently announced the seven teams that made it to the semifinal round of The Arc Tank 2.0 competition. The contest is an initiative designed to encourage creativity in finding new ways to provide services to persons with disabilities.
Almost 100 proposals were submitted from throughout the U.S. and beyond, with inventors, human service providers, and disabled persons themselves all vying for first round funding of up to $200,000. The seven teams who made it to the semifinal round will go on to pitch their proposals in front of a panel of judges. The winners will be determined at an event on November 27.
Jo Ann Simons, CEO of Northeast Arc said, “The second year of the Arc Tank competition has brought forward new and innovative ideas to challenge the status quo and to positively disrupt the system of services, all leading toward the goal of improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. The Arc Tank 2.0 is sure to continue the wave of bringing creative out- of- the- box thinking and problem solving that will change the way services are delivered to those with intellectual disabilities and autism.
The NEC commends Northeast Arc on hosting this competition and thanks them for working to address difficult issues in the disability community.