We provide the resources, programs, education, and environment to support the independence and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We partner with them towards fostering social relationships, cultivating their individual talents, allowing them to reach their full potential and a life filled with dignity, compassion, and respect.
ARC was created in 1969 through the determination of Mary Schallert and Dixie Henrikson- two mothers who fought for their daughters with Down Syndrome to become active members of the community, grow up with their family and friends, and lead meaningful and quality lives. With the support of other concerned parents, volunteers, and community members, these visionary leaders paved the way for individuals with developmental disabilities to gain access to services that enrich their lives and help them reach their full potential.
ARC envisions a world where people with developmental disabilities live a full life as individuals who are included, accepted, and valued without stigma or limitations.
On June 8th, energetic volunteers from Deloitte U.S. rolled up their sleeves and helped spruce up around ARC Center on Deloitte’s Impact Day 2018. One group weeded and planted new ornamental plants at the Center and at Dolly House. Another group pulled weeds and trimmed existing plants along the north side of Wilkinson House, creating […]
Over the past ten years, ARC has placed emphasis on the promotion of health and wellness as means to encourage our clients with developmental disabilities to lead healthy, balanced lives. We use the concept of Team ARC to transform all of ARC’s clients into athletes. Athletics and competition is a direct way for our athletes […]