The Arc of Shelby County, founded in 1974; The Arc of the United States, founded in 1950; and local chapters throughout Alabama and the country began through the efforts of passionate parents and community members – including concerned professionals. Today, The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
Whether you are a teacher, case manager, doctor, direct support professional, leader of a service providing agency, lawyer, therapist, or in any professional position that has connected you to people with I/DD and their families, we are here to be a resource for you.
Through your work, we hope that you will help guide the individuals and families you work with not only to The Arc, but also to local, state and federal programs and services that can assist them.
Learn about Our Programs, find information resources, help families learn about Transition, and addressing if your child would benefit from early intervention services.
We hope you will help us keep you up-to-date by staying connected with us: