Member chapters of The Arc vary in the supports and services that they provide within their communities depending on local needs and priorities. In some communities, The Arc member chapters directly provide residential, vocational and community-living support services. In other areas, where community MHMR Centers or other agencies provide basic community-based services, The Arc may provide a variety of ancillary services including parent support, self-advocacy programs, recreation and social experiences and respite care. Still others in small communities may serve primarily as family support groups. In all communities, The Arc serves as an advocate, working to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are included in their home communities and be able to make the choices that affect their lives.
The Arc of Texas works to build and support strong member chapters of The Arc throughout the state. We strive to help our more than 31 Texas member chapters become more active, independent, and mature by providing technical assistance and support at every step along the way. Whether you want to know more about an existing member chapter, or you’re interested in starting a member chapter in your part of the state, you have come to the right place! The Arc of Texas Member Services team provides the following direct services to all affiliated member chapters:
The Arc of the Capital Area was selected to present their Juvenile Justice Services program at The Arc US’ July conference in St. Louis, MO. They are also proud to announce the new Fall ACC Art Class Course starting August 28th. They have partnered with RunLab as part of an upcoming health and wellness track. The Arc of the Capital Area. More info.
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The Arc of the Capital Area is proud to announce and congratulate Dr. Mary Van Haneghan on her national award for Program Innovation. Each year The Arc of the United States selects leaders across the country to receive recognition through their National Conference of Executives (NCE) Distinguished Professional Awards. This year we were thrilled to learn that our very own Executive Director is among the winners. Dr. Van Haneghan has been given the Program Innovation award for her collaboration with Austin Community College (ACC). The Arc of the Capital Area. More info.