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What We Do

We advocate for equity and access for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live self-determined lives and foster opportunities towards self-sufficiency.

Number of People Served

    1,255 Opportunities Created through Programs and 1,746 People in Self-Directed Services

    The Arc is proud to serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore. At The Arc, we customize our services to fit the person’s lifestyle, personality, and vision for themselves. We create opportunities for people with disabilities to live, work, and play where and how they choose. Over the course of the year, we have created 1,255 opportunities for people to live more independent, included lives and have supported 1,746 people to self-direct their services.

    *Based on the number of people served in FY22; people receiving multiple services are counted more than once.

    News & Events

    Stay up to date with our latest news and see our upcoming events!

    Senators Cardin, Van Hollen Bring Major Funding to The Arc

    The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill will bring a $1 million investment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) throughout Central Maryland.


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    The Arc Increases Direct Support Professional Hourly Starting Rate

    The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) increased the hourly starting wage for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to $17.25/hour. The Arc implemented the market increase to support employees as people throughout the community continue to...

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