The Arc provides quality services, education and advocacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Our programs offer a continuum of care that spans the entire life cycle. Services can begin as early as during pregnancy, in order to minimize or prevent developmental delays, and options are available to address a variety of needs for infants, children, teens, adults and families.
A Leader In Disability Rights
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.
A Strong National Presence
With nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities. The Arc works with its federation of state and local chapters to create an impressive network of human service agencies ensuring they have the strongest civil rights advocates promoting and protecting their needs at all levels.