About Us

The Arc is the largest community-based organization advocating for and serving children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families within the Chesapeake Region. Serving Anne Arundel, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot and Queen Anne’s Counties, our dedicated staff works on the front-lines providing life changing interventions, grants, services and programs to individuals throughout their lifetimes.

Progressive and innovative, we look to the individual’s strengths and preferences to determine the best way to serve their needs and desires and adjust our programs to fit the person, not the other way around.

We serve those at any age and any stage of their life and over 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.

For general information, email our information desk or call 410.269.1883. If you have questions about specific programs, please find the respective contact on the need help page.