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.
Air Conditioning Units Available to People At Risk of Heat-Related Illness
The Oregon Legislature has allocated funds to provide air conditioning (AC) units to people with disabilities who are at high risk for heat-related illness.
If you’re the parent of a child who receive in-home supports and who is currently Medicaid eligible, contact your child’s service coordinator at the Lane County Office of Developmental Disabilities Services and ask them to submit a request for an AC unit. At this time, only window AC units are available.
Free, Fun Activities Continue in August Inside New Arc Park
Now that the first phase of the Arc Park is officially open, it is time to continue the summer fun! The Arc will host free activities inside the Arc Park this summer for people of all ages to enjoy.
See the Arc Park August Calendar to see the activities scheduled this month, and make plans to join us! All activities are free; however, preregistration is required so we know how much materials to have on hand.
If you have a fun activity to recommend, email Sarah, the Arc Park recreation coordinator, with your suggestions.
Visit Sensory Zone at Upcoming Scandinavian Festival
Families Connected will host its Sensory Zone at the Scandinavian Festival that starts Thurs., August 11 and runs through Sun., Aug. 14 in Junction City.
The Sensory Zone has a variety of tools to help people who may be sensory-seeking or sensory-avoiding. From fidgets, headphones and a fun bubble machine, the Sensory Zone has tools to help people self-regulate. There is also a designated quiet space for anyone who feels overwhelmed.