The Arc of Stanly County
What is The Arc?
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. The organization does this through living the core values of people first, equity, community, self-determination, and diversity.
The Arc is people - people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, parents and other family members, professionals, and friends of people with disabilities. The Arc is a grassroots organization with 140,000 members who are affiliated through approximately 750 state and local chapters across the nation.
The Arc of Stanly County is a chapter of The Arc of NC and The Arc of the United States. It serves to carry out the work of the Arc in Stanly County, working to gain all citizens equal rights, respect, and the opportunity to live valued lives.
The Arc of Stanly County works to ensure that people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Stanly County have the services and supports they need to grow, develop and live in their own community.
The Arc also exists because people with intellectual and developmental disabilities need help to ensure that their rights as citizens of this country are protected, and they are supported to live as they choose.