The Arc of Indiana was established in 1956 by parents of children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who joined together to build a better and more accepting world for their children.
From its humble beginnings, The Arc is now recognized as the State’s most well-respected and leading advocacy association for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families. Today, the work of The Arc continues to:
- Empower families with information and resources to assist them in their journey of raising a child with a disability to lead a full and meaningful life.
- Empower people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to be self sufficient and independent to the greatest extent possible.
- Inspire positive change in public policy and public attitudes.
- Reduce the incidence of disabilities.
- Serve as a spokesperson and advocate for families and their loved ones.
Whether you are a family member, a person with a disability, or a professional connected to the world of disabilities – we’re here to help through our programs and services.