The Arc of North Carolina has been providing advocacy and services to people
with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953.

The Arc was born more than 60 years ago from a grassroots movement of families working vigilantly to create services for children and adults who were being denied day care, educational opportunities and work programs. 

The Arc of North Carolina is a state chapter of The Arc of the United States. With nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities. The Arc works with its federation of state and local chapters to create an impressive network of human service agencies ensuring they have the strongest civil rights advocates promoting and protecting their needs at all levels.

Governed by a volunteer board of directors, we work passionately to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with an intellectual or developmental disability has access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy and active members of their community.

There are more than 20 chapters of The Arc across the state of North Carolina. Get plugged into yours today.