The Arc Alliance‘s mission is to support families and individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities and other disabilities by providing exceptional personal services, support and training; inspiring hope, potential, and well-being; ensuring valued life experiences and treatment expected by all people.
CORE VALUES OF THE ARC
The Arc believes that all people with intellectual, developmental disabilities or delays, and other disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities, inherent value and not by their disability.
The Arc believes that people with disabilities and their families are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.
The Arc believes that people with disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society including educational, economic, and social opportunities.
The Arc believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with disabilities can make decisions about their own lives, with appropriate resources and supports. They and their families must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.
The Arc believes that society in general and The Arc in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and type of disability).
The ArcAlliance believes that all types of support is critical in the development and sustainability of a persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We strive to provide systemic and natural supports and seek your engagement in the process.