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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.

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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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Friday is for friends and COFFEE! ☕🤩What's your go to coffee order? 👀Happy Friday# ArcAustin #ArcArtists #friyayatthearc #community #IDDempowerment #coffee ... See MoreSee Less
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Shoutout to our amazing Bark For The Arc host, Hopsquad Brewing Co.! 🍻 We're thrilled to be returning to Hopsquad for the third consecutive year, and each time, they welcome us with open arms and create a beautiful experience for our community. 🌟 Hopsquad's support to the IDD community is truly invaluable. They've not only provided us with a fantastic venue but have also cultivated a fun, inclusive Austin experience for all. We're immensely grateful for their ongoing support and partnership.Mark your calendars for May 10th and join us at Hopsquad for Bark For The Arc! While you're there, be sure to try one of their many tasty drinks on tap. 🐾 Let's raise a glass to Hopsquad Brewing Co. for their unwavering support! 🎉 RSVP Today: arcofthecapitalarea-bloom.kindful.com/e/bark-for-the-arc#ArcAustin #arcartist #inclusivetaproom #IDDempowerment #bfta2024 #barkforthearc #hopsquadbrewingco #communitysupport ... See MoreSee Less
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Exciting news! ‼️Our Bark for The Arc event is just around the corner, and we've got a special treat for all pet lovers out there! 🐾Introducing our Pet Portrait Commission! 🐶🐱 When you submit a request for a commission, you'll have the opportunity to pick an artist to recreate a beautiful painting of your favorite furry friend. And GUESS WHAT? If you order by this Friday, your custom pet portrait will be ready for pick up at the Bark for The Arc event! 🤩Support a talented artist and cherish your pet's memory with a unique portrait. Don't miss out on this pawsome opportunity to celebrate your pet and support a great cause. 🐾See you at Bark for The Arc! 🎨 Get your commission NOW: arc-of-the-capital-area.myshopify.com/products/pet-portrait-commission-voucher#ArcAustin #ArcArtists #bfta2024 #WhatsUpWednesday #austinbasedartists #IDDempowerment #barkforthearc #petportraitcommission #supportlocalartists ... 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.

Thank You Supporters!