The Arc Howard County

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The Arc of Howard County offers a wide range of services for people with intellectual and development disabilities and their families. We provide direct support and services that enable people to lead full rich lives in the community.

Full Community Life At The Arc of Howard County

We work every day to help children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities enjoy full community life—just like everyone else. This includes being listened to, knowing your choices will be honored, spending the day with the people you choose in the places you choose, and working at a job that is challenging and rewarding.

As the county grows, so does the need for The Arc’s services. It is estimated that 1 family out of 10 in America will be directly affected by developmental disabilities. And since our clients never outgrow our services, they will be with us for life, from newborns to senior citizens.

Services From One Person To Another 

During the past 55 years, The Arc has grown from a small group of parents to one of the county’s largest employers. Today, we will touch the lives of more than 750 individuals. We have more than 300 staff members and hundreds of volunteers who fulfill our mission everyday.

“I love helping children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make progress toward achieving full community life.”

— Joseph V. Murray, Sr., Past President, The Arc of Howard County