Resources for Families

Learn How to Navigate the Special Education System Let’s face it: navigating the special education system is complicated—and not just for families who are new to it. Although federal laws describe the services and supports available to students with disabilities, it is not always easy for parents and school staff to come together and agree […]

Resources for Families

About The Arc’s Center for Future Planning The Center for Future Planning aims to support and encourage adults with I/DD and their families to plan for the future. The Center provides reliable information and assistance to individuals with I/DD, their family members and friends, professionals who support them and other members of the community on […]

Week of September 8th is DSP Week

The United States Senate has resolved that the week beginning September 8, 2019 will be Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week. This declaration was made in order to recognize the dedication and vital role direct support professionals have in enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.   Direct Support Professionals build close, trusting […]

Fall Parent Learning Series

The Arc is getting back to our roots. The grass roots and strength parents found when they banded together to re-imagine a future of possibilities for their children. In many ways, the founding parents paved the way for the supports and services many enjoy today. By becoming engaged and informed they could hurdle obstacles, relieve […]

The Arc Releases FY2018 Annual Report

The Arc of the Quad Cities Area Focus on Abilities. In fiscal year 2018, The Arc made great strides in perfecting our mission outlined in our FY18 Annual Report.   Click on the image below to view the entire document.  

A Case of Deja Vu Made Him Donate His Car Twice

James O’Connor was traveling to the Quad Cities to visit family in DeWitt, Iowa from his home in the Twin Cities when the transmission started to slip near the Casey’s General Store just as he arrived in town. With hazards on, he was able to bring the van he uses to transport furniture and antiques […]

The Arc hosts Dress for Success Clothing Drive

One of the Quad Cities Area’s non-profits have been affected by the floods and The Arc is doing our part because we have a similar mission. Empowering people to be their best selves. Which is why we are hosting a Dress for Success Quad Cities Clothing Drive on Wednesday, June 19th from 9:30 – noon […]

The Arc Recognizes Connections at Volunteer Recognition Event

Rock Island, IL/May 2019 – The Arc of the Quad Cities Area benefited from the over 2,200 volunteer hours last year and showed it’s appreciation at The Arc’s Volunteer Recognition event on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. This year’s theme is “You Rock,” because it was held at the River Front Grille along the Rock River […]