Who We Are
To empower people with disabilities to believe in their own unique abilities and achieve their full potential by providing quality, innovative services that focus on advocacy, independence, employment, meaningful community life and personal happiness.
What We Do:
The Arc of the Quad Cities Area brings together advocates, connects people and families, trains and educates, while also providing resources and support.
Meet our Executive Team
Our Executive Management Team is made up of qualified compassionate leaders. At The Arc, our associates have a passion for making a difference in the daily lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Learn About our History
The Arc was founded in 1952 by a group of parents of children with developmental disabilities who wanted their children’s abilities to be respected and their independence encouraged. Since that time, The Arc has grown in size and scope. As a leading advocate and service provider for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc is proud of the accomplishments it has made which have expanded the opportunities available to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Explore our Services
The Arc’s programs are designed for individuals of all skill levels and offer a variety of options for individuals with developmental and other disabilities. The goal of our services are to help every individual to live their best life and reach their full potential.
Show your Support at our Events
The Arc hosts a number of events throughout the year which we invite everyone to attend and enjoy. Some of our events include Trivia Night, Slice of the QC, and Disability Awareness Night. Mark your calendars for these events in advance so you don’t miss out on the fun!
There are so many ways you can get involved in supporting The Arc and our mission. Find out which way is best for you by clicking on the link below.