We strive to improve outcomes for people

who experience disabilities by helping them live meaningful lives, be gainfully employed, and recreate in the communities in which they live.

Welcome to The Arc Lane County!

The aspirations of people who experience an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) are high. Just like their peers, people who experience disabilities want to live and work and be valued members of their communities. The Arc Lane County helps children, youth and adults who experience disabilities and their families live full and meaningful lives in their community.

Families Connected Welcomes New Program Manager

Families Connected is excited to welcome Kristi Stutesman to the team. Kristi is a biological, foster and adoptive parent, and many of the children she has cared for experience special needs. She brings a wealth of knowledge and is eager to help parents.

Read more about Kristi here, and be sure to welcome her to Families Connected. Parents needing information, resources or referrals, may email Kristi or call her at 458-867-1885

Attend Advocacy Workshop to Prepare for Short Legislative Session This Month

The Oregon State Legislature will convene for the 82nd Oregon Legislative Assembly on Monday, February 5. This is a short legislative session, which means things will move fast with only 35 days scheduled for law-making.

The Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition will host a GO Online Advocacy Workshop on Thursday, February 8 to help self-advocates and parents prepare for the whirlwind legislative session ahead. Please mark this training on your calendar as it is always important for legislators to hear directly from families.


Enjoy an Early Valentine’s at Parents’ Night Out

Parents are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day early or just enjoy a fun night out with friends at Parents’ Night Out on Friday, February 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Thanks to a grant from the Lane County System of Care, The Arc will host two FREE respite events each month to give parents an opportunity to take a break.

Parents DO NOT have to be associated with The Arc Lane County to take advantage of this respite program; parents simply must have a child (5-13 years) who experiences a disability, mental health or behavioral health concern. Siblings are welcome to attend as well. The Arc will host its other respite event, called the Kids’ Saturday Social, on Saturday, February 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pick the respite event that works for you and take the opportunity to refill your cup. Contact Sina for more information about The Arc’s respite program.

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The Arc Lane County is a gold level nonprofit with GuideStar and a four-star charity with Charity Navigator, demonstrating our commitment to transparency.