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.

Join the Fight for Love and Marriage Equality for All

People with disabilities use Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to help them access housing, health care, and home and community-based services.

Many people with disabilities are not able to marry because they risk losing their SSI benefits. Read Tyson’s story to see how he has struggled since marrying the love of his life.

Social security program rules have not been updated for more than 40 years. It is time to advocate for change so people like Tyson can marry without losing their benefits.

It is time to speak out in support of marriage equality, disability rights and the importance of SSI. Share your SSI story with members of Congress now

Advocate for Developmental Disability Legislative Priorities with Oregon Legislators

n addition to advocating at the federal level, we also need voices to champion the legislative prioriries for the developmental disability (DD) community in the Oregon Legislature.

The priorities include:
1. Establing a wage standard for direct support professionals
2. Fully funding DD case management
3. Supporting the Regional Family Networks to become part of the formal DD service system
4. Supporting Healther Oregon, which would allow DD services for everyone who meets the disability criteria, regardless of immigration status.

Read the latest GO! Bulletin to learn how you can help move these legislative priorities forward. Also, join us at the next DD Advocacy Day and Legislator Reception on April 27.

On Track Program Helps Local Family Stay Housed While Daughter Fights Brain Tumor

The thought of living in a car while her daughter battles a brain tumor was all consuming for Amber, a single parent to two daughters who was at risk of being evicted.

With Amber unable to work due to her daughter’s medical needs, she quickly depleted her savings and was overwhelmingly stressed about a looming eviction.

After days of researching local resources, Amber was referred to The Arc’s On Track program. Read Amber’s story to learn how On Track helped keep Amber and her children in their home.

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Your financial contribution will help us provide critical supports and services.
Help us advocate to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities.
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