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Parents & Caregivers

Information, resources, supports and services for those caring for a loved one experiencing an intellectual and/or developmental disability.

Persons with Disabilities

Information, resources, supports and services for those experiencing an intellectual and/or developmental disability.

Employers

Information, resources, supports and services for employers.

Community Supporters

Information, resources, supports and services for those in the community looking to support The Arc.

The Arc of the Capital Area, a nonprofit organization, is committed to empowering Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through compassionate case management and innovative programs.

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Ways to Get Involved

Sign the Coleman
Institute Declaration

The Declaration of the Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access (called “the Declaration”) is a list of reasons why people with cognitive disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, deserve to have access to computers, internet, and other information and communication technology.

Volunteer with
Your Group

The Arc of the Capital Area has one-time volunteer opportunities for community, school, companies and other groups. Group volunteering occurs in our post-secondary program which includes courses in art, health and wellness, gardening and career education.

Buy Art from
the Gallery

In The Arc’s Art Education Program, clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) explore artistic mediums and create artwork that is professionally shown and sold at art shows, local businesses, and online.

News & Press

Ants on a Log

January 27, 2021

Ants on a Log NUTRITION! We hear how important nutrition is in our everyday lives, but there are so many factors, and sometimes it can be so hard to start. […]

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The Arc on Social Media

As a dedicated guardian and supporter of a child with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), it's crucial to know your rights! The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that students with disabilities receive a Free Appropriate Public Education tailored to their unique needs. Advocate for your student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) and ensure they receive the right services through special education. 📢Your child deserves the best, and it starts with knowing their rights and fighting for their educational needs! 🔗 Learn more about your rights and how to advocate effectively, including how The Arc can support you! ow.ly/4kon50RUFwo#ArcAustin #ArcArtists #IDDempowerment #texasstudentswithdisabilities #KnowYourRights #specialeducation #idea #SupportIDD #texaseducation #iepadvocacy ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy June! We're in a summer state of mind here at The Arc Austin and our Artists can't wait to get that summer glow. 🌞Stay tuned this month to see all the ways we'll be out and about in the community! 👀#ArcAustin #arcartist #summerinclusion #diversity #IDDempowerment #summeratthearc #ArcAustin #communityvibes #summerfun ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the smiles coming from our SoCo Campus! Can you tell the Friday vibes are setting in? 🤪#ArcAustin #arcartist #friyayatthearc #fridayfeeling #IDDempowerment #IDDCommunity ... See MoreSee Less
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We envision a future in which people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the same opportunities as others to pursue full and productive lives.

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