The Arc improves quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc was formed in 1951 by a group of parents of children with disabilities who joined forces to fight for their children’s rights to be educated in the public school system. The Arc of today still serves as a voice in the local, state and national community for those with disabilities. The Arc chapters are found throughout the country and are affiliated with the parent organization, The Arc of The United States, and state subsidiaries (The Arc of Texas).

All of The Arc chapters hold to a common set of core values and positions related to quality of life, inclusion, and other rights. Most programs and services take place in local neighborhoods in conjunction with community partners such as schools, churches and recreation centers.

Our Mission

The mission of The Arc of North Texas is to support and empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to improve their quality of life.

Our Vision

The Arc envisions a community where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are valued, offered a quality education, welcomed into the workforce, and allowed the chance to live productive lives.

The Arc works diligently to:

  • Shed light on intellectual and developmental disabilities by promoting awareness and acceptance in the community.

  • Become lifelong partners with individuals and their families by assisting through life’s transitions and by working to improve quality of life.

  • Meet the challenge of securing the financial resources that support quality care programs, education and advocacy.