The Arc of Indiana provides information, education and support for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and for their families. We believe that the earlier a child receives the appropriate programs and services, within the community, the greater the opportunity for the child to grow up happy and successful.
The Arc of Indiana County can assist parents and their children, as well as adults, in numerous ways. Our organization:
- Provides information, resources and guidance needed by families to help their children succeed.
- Assists in getting answers to questions and concerns about programs and resources for children and adults with disabilities and their families.
- Helps families prepare for meetings with school and agency personnel.
- Assists families with planning their child’s transition to a new school or work environment.
Quality education and appropriate services require a collaborative effort. We encourage and support positive communication between parents, students, educators, and agencies, organizations, and service providers.
For adults with disabilities, we can provide information about supports, transition, employment, and services so you can make informed decisions to help you have the life you want in the least restrictive environment possible. Helping individuals live their best life!
The Arc works at the national, state, and local level to monitor laws and regulations that affect people with disabilities. We discuss disability issues with local legislators, develop action alerts, and advocate for the rights of individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities.
The Arc of Indiana County sponsors seminars, workshops, conferences, training, and fairs to increase public awareness on disability issues, provide resources, support, and education on topics relevant to our individuals and their families. We also conduct satisfaction surveys to monitor the quality of services being received by people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities called IM4Q.
We welcome volunteers and new members to support our activities, events and serve on our Legislative, Fundraising, Education, Community Outreach, and Public Awareness committees.
The Arc of Indiana County has launched The Advocate our Bi-Yearly Newsletter. Our first edition is available here This first edition includes a letter from the Executive Director, flyers for our Parents with Purpose Workgroup, Local Task Force, and our produce distribution, student and parent interview, and resources for parents, students, individuals, and educators.