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.