Richmond, VA will be a community of opportunity for all - one where individuals with and without disabilities live safely in their own communities, participate in activities of their choice and achieve economic independence. Our services make a difference:
Since 1954, the Greater Richmond ARC has helped thousands of people with disabilities live, learn, work and play close to home and family. We serve some of the most challenged people - often those other agencies cannot take. Children and adults attend our early intervention, after-school and day-care, respite and summer camp programs. Others earn their own paychecks in our industrial services program. We balance work with recreation, skills with satisfaction and needs with wants and dreams.
Our board (many are family members of those with developmental disabilities) has collectively reaffirmed the importance of our work: to provide essential services for individuals, to give their families the opportunity to be families and to assure that our community benefits by supporting individuals and families to succeed.
At several community sites, ARC serves individuals from Richmond, VA and surrounding counties, including Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover. Summer campers come to Camp Baker from across Virginia and other states.
ARC Employment Services' certified employment specialists help individuals seek, obtain, and keep meaningful jobs. They learn requirements of every employer and provide hands-on training. As a result, men and women who have disabilities work in local community businesses; take pride in janitorial or grounds keeping jobs at local government facilities; or complete light industrial tasks at ARC’s own industrial facility on Richmond's northside.
Young children and their families are helped each year by our team of highly trained early childhood specialists. Physical therapists help parents teach their children to walk. Occupational therapists and speech therapists show them how to feed their children and teach them to talk. Early childhood teachers and social workers also help parents manage their children’s behavior and connect them with other resources.
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