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About Us

About Us
The Arc of Illinois truly believes that we are all people first and because of that, regardless of any developmental or intellectual differences, everyone deserves the same rights and opportunities.

In order to do this we regularly host events that bring in family members, self advocates, and professionals in the field to educate them on the latest and best practices. The Arc of Illinois also provides updates on a daily basis on all issues involving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to this, The Arc of Illinois has many different programs that are there to provide a plethora of resources to help each family member, advocate, and professional with their questions.

Mission Statement: The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.

Vision Statement: The Arc of Illinois, consistently recognized as an effective leader in working with others to provide informed choices, is the champion of quality services, empowerment and equality for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

We can help you with:
  • Public Policy Advocacy
  • The Voice of the Disability Community
  • Education And Training
  • Advocacy Systems Coordination
  • Linkages To Support Groups And Services
  • Information And Referral
  • Technical Support And Assistance
  • Research And Model Dissemination
  • Convene Networks And Collaboration
  • Improve Funding Streams

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