The Arc of the Quad Cities making a difference in people’s lives

Disability does not have to impede people from living a full life. Whether it is physical or intellectual disability, people, who are living with either and with a little help from others can lead productive and successful life. The Arc of the Quad Cities Area can be that help for people with disabilities.

According Sarah Wright, Director of Development and Communications for The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, The Arc is the biggest organization in the United States that serves and advocates for people with intellectual and physical disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and others. Nationwide there are 700 chapters and The Arc of the Quad Cities Are serves the Illinois side of the Quad Cities.

“The Arc provides direct services for people with disabilities and their families,” Ms. Wright explained. “We also advocate to promote and protect the human rights of people with disabilities and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.”

The Arc was founded by a group of parents who wished to make sure that the rights of their children was recognized and that they would be encouraged to live their life independent from others. It was founded in 1952.

“Since that time, The Arc has grown in size and scope to become a leading advocate and comprehensive service provider for individuals with disabilities,” Ms. Wright stated. “We are proud of the accomplishment we have made to expand opportunities available to individuals with disabilities in the Quad Cities Area.”

The Arc helps people with disabilities to be productive and creative and reach their full potential in life. The Arc of the Quad Cities Area has a goal to empower people with disabilities and help them understand their abilities and find ways to use them to reach success in life. The organization is helping people with disabilities by “providing quality, innovative services that focus on advocacy, independence. Meaningful community life and personal happiness.”
Also The Arc is always looking for qualified compassionate candidates.  At The Arc, you will make a difference in the daily lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You can apply on-line at: www.arcqca.org or call (309) 786-6474 x1142

With a little bit of help from others, people with disabilities can lead successful, happy and meaningful lives. The Arc of the Quad Cities Area provides that help to people with either physical or intellectual disabilities. For more information about their services and ways to donate or work at The Arc please go to www.arcqca.org

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