Our Mission, Goals and Values
The Arc Alliance’s primary mission is YOU!
The Arc Alliance desires to assist people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities or delays to obtain the rights and resources they require to become, to the fullest-extent possible, independent, self-sufficient, participating and contributing members of society.
Core Values of The Arc
The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities, inherent value and not by their disability.
The Arc believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.
The Arc believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.
The Arc believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities can make decisions about their own lives, with appropriate resources and supports. They must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.
The Arc believes that society in general and The Arc in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and type of disability).