For families and professionals

The Arc provides educational opportunities for parents, caregivers and professionals to manage the gamut of intellectual disability-related issues. Seminars are held in Collin, Dallas and Rockwall counties.

The Arc educates, empowers and informs caregivers about disability-related issues.

The Arc stays current on State and Federal mandates as well as the latest trends on issues related to those with IDD. Education topics include Guardianship, Social Security Income, Special Needs Trusts, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), Behavior Management, Social Skills Training, Options after High School, and more. Seminars are held throughout Collin, Dallas and Rockwall counties in collaboration with community partners.


Guardianship: Social Security Income, Special Needs Trusts, Power of Attorney, and HIPPA are daunting issues for most of us. Learn how to plan for the future of your loved one with intellectual disabilities.

Options after High School: Learn about transition services and options for post high school years.

Behavior Management: Every parent, teacher and caregiver wonders daily if they are doing the right thing, if there’s a better way, what’s normal and what’s not. Learn techniques to bring out the best behavior in your child.

Accessing Government Services: Who you gonna call? Ever tried to navigate a government services phone list posted online? We can provide a roadmap.

Legal Rights: Learn about education, social services, and legal rights for those with IDD.