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We promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, actively supporting full inclusion and participation in the community through advocacy & services.

Mission Mission

Housing Program

The Arc of Delaware Housing program supports safe, accessible and affordable group homes in neighborhood communities.

Housing Program Housing Program


Our Employment Program assists individuals with disabilities in finding jobs suited for them.

Employment Employment


Our Outreach Program provides individual assistance and support to help people with disabilities get the services they need to maintain independent lives.

Outreach Outreach


Promoting and protecting the civil rights of the estimated 27,000 Delawareans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is what drives The Arc of Delaware.

Advocacy Advocacy

For persons with a disability


You are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.

For parents

happy family

We know that you need support, information and resources to care for your child through the course of their lifetime and yours.

For others who care

Education - parent mentors

Friends, legislators, educators, reporters and others can contribute, connect, learn and seek out help from The Arc of Delaware.

News & Events

2017 Annual Campaign

Dear Friend,
Many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) face obstacles and depend on the support of family, caregivers and the community. The Arc of Delaware’s programs work to support individuals and their families by providing assistance through employment, housing, outreach and recreational opportunities that promote inclusion in the community. With the help of donors […]

Run, Walk & Roll

[ May 5, 2018; ] When: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9 a.m. Rain or Shine. Healthy Kids Run (10 & under) starts at 8:50 a.m.

Where: Wild Quail Country Club, Wyoming, DE. Starts and finishes at the pool house at the Westville Road entrance. Run, Walk & Roll through the beautiful residential and golf areas of Wild Quail Golf & Country […]

The 25th Annual Golf Tournament & Silent Auction

[ August 7, 2017; ] The Arc of Delaware’s 25th Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction on August 7th, 2017 at Deerfield Golf Club, Newark DE

Golf registration includes greens fee (18 holes), cart, range
balls, lunch, awards dinner, silent auction, gift package, and
many prizes (scoring, skills, hole-in-one, and top three teams).

Single golfer $225

Dinner & Silent Auction only $50

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2016 Annual Campaign

Dear Friend,
With the help of donors like you, we have been able to provide advocacy, services and programs to thousands of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families throughout Delaware. While those with I/DD strive to become self-sufficient, they have numerous challenges and need support and assistance. We hope you will consider […]

Support Petition for HB433

At the 2016 DSP Day, the Ability Network of Delaware (A.N.D.) launched a petition drive in support of House Bill 433, legislation that mandates the intellectual developmental disability service system in Delaware be fully funded by the year 2020. A.N.D. and its membership encourages everyone to take part in this campaign by filling out a […]

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