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.

Celebrate Unity Day with The Arc Lane County, Families Connected, Familias en Conexión 

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and October 19 is Unity Day, a day to show your support for inclusion, kindness and acceptance.

The Arc has purchased 100 Unity Day T-shirts to help prevent bullying and promote kindness and acceptance. Shirts are available in youth and adult sizes, and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to request a shirt for you and your student(s), email Laura. Also check out these Unity Day ideas to help encourage social change within schools and the greater community.

The Arc Lane County has received a grant to help address bullying against students who experience intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Contact Laura if you would like help implementing something at your student’s school. 

Parents Invited to Connect with Other Parents at Upcoming Families Connected Meetings

After a long hiatus due to COVID, Families Connected is thrilled to restart its regular, in-person parent meetings to give parents an opportunity to connect with others in a warm, supportive environment.

Families Connected will provide dinner and childcare so parents can meet new friends and reengage with old ones. Parent meetings will be held every month.

The Florence Parents Meetings will occur the fourth Monday of every month, with the first meeting scheduled for Oct. 24

The Eugene/Springfield Parent Meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of every month, starting Oct. 25

The Oakridge Parent Meetings will occur the fourth Wednesday of every month, staring Oct. 26

Make plans to join us for these fun evenings of fun, camaraderie, lively discussion and support.

The Arc Launches New On Track Program to Help People with Housing, Basic Needs

The Arc Lane County has launched a new program called, On Track, to provide financial services, rent/utility assistance and help locating housing to people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities.

As part of this program, The Arc is providing wraparound services to help with basic needs and budgeting.

In the future, The Arc will lead classes to teach people skills, such as being a good neighbor, renters education and cooking.

To qualify for the On Track program, someone in the immediate family has to experience a disability, there has to be a risk of homelessness and the individual has to be able to maintain the housing on her/her own after The Arc provides the wraparound assistance. For more information, email Trisha.

Join us by becoming a member, board member or volunteer.
Your financial contribution will help us provide critical supports and services.
Help us advocate to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities.
Check out our list of upcoming events and  get involved.