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.

Advocate with The Arc Lane County During 2023 Legislative Session

January 17 marks the start of a long legislative session where bills will be proposed that will impact people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition will host online advocacy trainings to provide tips to parents and self-advocates on how to meet with legislators. The Coalition will also host two, in-person Legislator Receptions to give families an opportunity to share their stories with legislators.

Check out the 2023 DD Advocacy Days, and sign up to attend the trainings and receptions.

SAIL Residents Donate to Arc Park

The Arc received nearly $30K in donations from its annual holiday appeal, which included a donation from self-advocates involved with the former Supporting Access to Independent Living (SAIL) nonprofit.

Read Former SAIL Members Give Generously to Arc Park to hear why Caroline and Eric were happy to contribute to this unique play space.

Strength in Neurodiversity Campaign Launches

The Arc Lane County, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority and other local agencies, has launched a Strength in Neurodiversity campaign to change perceptions and raise awareness about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc Lane County is partnering with Pearl Buck, Full Access Brokerage, Lane County Developmental Disabilities, KindTree Autism Rocks and other in this community-wide initiative to increase awareness and address bullying. Our goal is to foster greater understanding and acceptance within Lane County schools and the greater community.

The Arc has ordered hoodies with the campaign messaging in both youth and adult sizes. See the Strength in Neurodiversity hoodie for pricing and ordering information, and contact Laura to place an order.

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.