About Us

The Arc of the United States is the world’s largest community-based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with more than 140,000 members affiliated through more thanĀ 700 state and local chapters across the United States. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc of Delaware is a statewide chapter of the national organization, serving more than 30,000 Delawareans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

A tax-exempt nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, The Arc of Delaware comprises more than 800 contributing members.

Our membership includes individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families, professionals in the field and community representatives.

Our vision is that every individual and family affected by intellectual disability in Delaware has access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens and active members of their community.

We work to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities:

  • are valued, respected and included in all communities
  • direct their own lives, choosing their services and supports from many available sources
  • are empowered through nonprofit advocacy that ensures state and federal governments administer programs and set budgets that meet everyone’s needs.

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