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. The Arc of Davidson County, Inc. was formed in 1964 by people 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 of improving the well-being of persons with developmental disabilities through advocacy, research, and education. The Arc of Davidson County has been awarded National Accreditation through the Council on Quality and Leadership. CQL Accreditation measures the organization's direct impact on the lives of people receiving services from the perspective of the people themselves.