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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

Nothing beats soaking up the sunshine while enjoying a well-deserved break from the rain. 🌦️It's the perfect day to stretch those legs, breathe in the crisp air, and appreciate the beauty all around us. How are you spending your Saturday? Share your favorite sunny day activities with us in the comments! 💬👇#arcarrtist #ArcAustin #IDDcommunity #IDDempowerment #weekendvibes #PostRainWalk #freshair #naturelover #SocialSaturday #saturdaystrolls ... See MoreSee Less
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Flashback to last Friday when all of the artsy vibes were just perfect at BFTA! 🤩Our team looked phenomenal, artists were unstoppable, and doggos were divine! We can't wait for the next event to show off more of our amazing programs. 🧡Did you visit Bark For The Arc? Drop some of your fave pictures below! 🤪#ArcAustin #ArcArtists #barkforthearc #bfta2024 #InclusiveArtGallery #IDDcommunity #IDDempowerment ... See MoreSee Less
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A heartfelt thank you to our incredible community for coming out to Bark for the Arc and making it a night to remember! 🎉🐾 From adorable dog paws to breathtaking masterpieces, the energy was electrifying and the love was palpable. 🧡 We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to showcase the creativity of our Austin-based Artists with IDD and to share their incredible talent with all of you. Your support means the world to us, and we appreciate each and every one of you who joined us in celebrating art, inclusivity, and community. 🌟 Here's to many more moments of joy, connection, and inspiration together! ✨#arcartist #ArcAustin #IDDempowerment #IDDcommunity #bfta2024 #barkforthearc #communitylove #artistswithidd ... 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!