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Our Mission Statement
The Arc of Davidson County is committed to securing for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play.
The Arc of Davidson County is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. Our chapter was formed in 1964 by people who were concerned about the lack of services provided to children, adults, and friends with disabilities.
The Arc is comprised of parents, educators, professionals, community citizens, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are working toward a common goal. Our aim is to improve the well-being of persons with developmental disabilities through advocacy, research, and education.
Through the Council on Quality and Leadership, The Arc of Davidson County has been awarded national accreditation. CQL Accreditation measures the organization's direct impact on the lives of people receiving services from the perspective of the individuals themselves.
Stop by our office in Lexington, NC to join our chapter and to meet some of our current members.
The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities, and inherent value, not by their disability.
The Arc believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and securities accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.
The Arc believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil, and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.
The Arc believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and support, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.
The Arc believes that society in general and The Arc in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender, and type of disability).
The Arc of Davidson County 1900 S. Main St. Lexington, NC 27292