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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 Meeting

[ May 18, 2017; 6:30 pm; ]  Join us for our Annual Meeting, featuring Guest Speaker Governor John Carney  

We will honor award recipients:

Don Isken – Lifetime Achievement Award
Merry Jones –Bob Osgood Volunteer of the Year Award
Steve Knox- Outstanding Service Award

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Delaware State Troopers Association
6349 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901
(for GPS, use 500 Messina Hill Rd.)

Please RSVP […]

17th Annual Run, Walk and Roll

[ May 6, 2017; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] 17th Annual Run,Walk & Roll

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at the
Wild Quail Golf & Country Club, 1 Clubhouse Drive, Camden-Wyoming, Delaware

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Rain or Shine. Healthy Kids Run (10 & under) starts at 8:50 a.m.

For more information: Run, Walk & Roll Information

McCafe Coffee with a Cause Check Presentation

The Delaware McDonald’s® Operator Association hosted a “McCafé® Coffee with a Cause” recognition event benefiting The Arc of Delaware on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Staff members and supporters of The Arc of Delaware were on-site as McDonald’s presented the organization with a $3,000 donation.
“McCafé Coffee with a Cause” kicked off in April with participating McDonald’s […]

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 […]

DDDS Initiatives Need Public Comments

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) is pleased to announce upcoming opportunities to comment on two initiatives. Over the past year DDDS has been working on a State Planned Amendment for Targeted Case Management and the Lifespan Waiver Amendment.  Please follow the link below for information on both projects as well as instructions for […]

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