The Arc’s mission is to advocate to enhance the dignity, expand the opportunities, and protect the rights of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
The Arc envisions a world in which all persons have the support they need for personal development, independence, and interdependence with family and friends, and inclusion in the community.
The Arc believes in:
- Treating all individuals with dignity and respect, accepting their uniqueness and advocating for individuals to be treated equally in the community.
- Celebrating diversity and valuing equity and inclusion.
- Providing support to help our clients live their lives to their fullest potential and to promote self-determination.
- Honoring the important role families play in the lives of our clients, employees and leadership team. Family values permeate every level of the organization as a philosophy, attitude and way of life.
Join the Arc
There is power in numbers! Become a member of The Arc Lane County and help support our disability advocacy efforts.
Lend Your Voice at the State Level
The Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition advocates at the state level for continued supports for people who experience disabilities. Join the Go! Project Bulletin to receive advocacy updates.
Join the National Movement
Help The Arc U.S. build a strong, unified voice to advocate on behalf of people who experience disabilities by registering with the Disability Advocacy Network.
Contact Your Legislators
Contact your legislators and let them know it’s important for people with disabilities to have the supports they need to live full lives in their communities.
Let Your Heart Lead You to a Great Place to Work
Support people to live full lives. Join The Arc Lane County as a staff member and find out how the people we support, both young and old, will inspire you!