About Us

The Arc of Indiana County was established in 1973 as a local chapter of The Arc of the United States and as a non-profit agency to provide information, education, and support for people with disabilities and their families.  Our chapter is affiliated with both The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States.

Mission    To strive to include individuals of all ages with intellectual, developmental delays, and other disabilities into all aspects of our community and beyond.  Achieving this by identifying barriers, building partnerships, and realizing positive solutions.

The Arc of Indiana County provides information and Advocacy Support with resources to people with intellectual, developmental delays or other disabilities, and their families. Our advocacy efforts focus on helping families maneuver the special education process to ensure a positive, equal, and quality education. We help parents understand their child’s rights to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, as guaranteed by law. 

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Parental Support/Resources
  • Community Member/Provider Training
  • Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q)
  • Disability Awareness/Community Outreach
  • Secondary Transitional Support
  • Anti-discrimination platform/Discussion

Working Toward:

  • Community Inclusion
  • Guided Support
  • Equal Rights/Equity
  •  Quality/equal education
  • Ensuring Delivery of Quality Services and Right to Independence
  • Support from School-age to Adult Hood

Our organization is funded by private donations, the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust, membership fees, fundraising activities, and the Foundation for The Arc of Indiana County.   To join the Arc of Indiana, contribute your time or make a donation, please click on What You Can Do.

More information is available in our brochure.