The Arc Alliance was founded in 1951 by people just like you – caregivers, guardians, protectors, advocates, but most of all loving parents. Frustrated by the lack of services and supports for their children, these parents founded this resource for families living with disabilities. Building on this foundation, The Arc Alliance through our supports, services, and resources continue to strengthen people with disabilities, their parents, family members, and dedicated professionals. As a nation wide association, which is the nation’s leading advocacy organization for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, you have access to a rich cache of resources and experience.
Whether you are concerned about the future for your child about to be born with an intellectual or developmental disability or you have a child with I/DD who is enthusiastically changing into a young adult with evolving needs, we can help. Maybe you and your child are growing older and are uncertain about what will happen next or you want to know what you can do to help them reach their goals? No matter your situation, you are first and foremost the parent of a child who needs you now. We understand.