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Workplace Success Stories

The Arc of Howard County supports the efforts of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to find jobs where the work meets the individual’s needs and the individual meets the employer’s needs.

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The Arc’s bloggers love to share about living and learning in the world of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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The Arc of Howard County Selected for Whole Foods’ Nickels for Nonprofits

        Donate your Nickel in support of The Arc of Howard County now through July 6, 2015 We are proud to announce that The Arc of Howard County has been chosen for Whole Foods’ “Nickels for Nonprofits” drive. Every time a customer reuses a shopping bag at Whole Foods Market Columbia, the store donates a nickel to […] Continue Reading >

Nancy and her family at 
The Arc's 2014 Stop.Give.Roll. event.

A Legacy of Service

  Excerpts from 2013 Arc Volunteer of the Year Nancy Bond’s message at The Arc of Howard County’s Volunteer Appreciation Social on April 23, 2014 I guess I could say that I choose to volunteer for the Arc but in reality, the choice was made for me three generations ago.  My grandfather, William Schmidt, was […] Continue Reading >


The Arc’s active volunteer program, involves hundreds of community members – who donate their time and talent to help achieve full community life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



Individuals served by The Arc have become important members of the local workforce and have developed lasting friendships with their co-workers.



There are many ways for you to support The Arc of Howard County. Your support of The Arc’s work puts you at the center of helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a full life.