Who We Are

The Arc of DC promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community. We envision a world where everyone is respected for their capabilities, can freely exercise their rights, and has fully inclusive opportunities to live their lives and contribute to the betterment of society.

We are the only community-based non-profit working for people with I/DD throughout their lifetimes and across all diagnoses – from autism to Down syndrome to Fragile X and more than 100 other developmental disabilities. We offer a variety of programs and support for people in the DC area and are backed by the power of The Arc’s nationwide network of up to 600 local chapters.