The Arc is a national network born more than 70 years ago from a grassroots movement of families working vigilantly to create services for children and adults who were being denied day care, education, work and other opportunities in the community. The Arc of the United States is the world’s largest national community-based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with more than 140,000 members affiliated through more than 700 state and local chapters across the United States.
The Arc of Delaware was started by a group of Delaware families in 1953 as an affiliated chapter of the national network. Since then, we have been vocal leaders and catalysts for change in inclusive education, community residences, meaningful employment and recreation. Today, The Arc of Delaware and its network provides members with collaborative strength, supports and knowledge to meet the evolving needs and issues faced by people with IDD.