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Welcome to The Arc of Rowan!The Arc of Rowan County is a private non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that those individuals can reach their dreams. The Arc of Rowan is people; people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, parents and other family members, friends of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and professionals who work with them.
The Arc of Rowan has been instrumental in establishing group homes, vocational, recreational, summer programs and public awareness.
The Arc of Rowan County is a chapter of the national organization, The Arc of the United States. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The association also fosters research and education regarding the prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities in infants and young children. The Arc is a grassroots organization with 140,000 members who are affiliated through approximately 1,000 state and local chapters across the nation.
If you have any questions about The Arc of Rowan, please contact our office at 704-637-1521 or you can contact us by email:
The Arc of Rowan is committed to improving the quality of life for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities while promoting inclusiveness, equity, diginity, and respect for their diversity and cultureal differences.
Our Vision Statement
We will continue to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach and maintain their desired potential.
Our Values Statement
In everthing we do, we will treat all individuals with diginty and respect.
Our offices are located at: 1918 W. Innes Street Salisbury, NC 704 637-1521 Fax: 704 637-9921
In 1954, children with disabilities could not attend public school. Local parents came together with a common need and desire to educate their children.
These parents formed an organization called "Parents and Friends of Mentally Retarded Children", andthis groupbecame a chapter of The Arc in 1954.
The name of our group has changed over the years...
In 1958 the chapter name changed to Rowan County Association for Retarded Children or "ARC"
In 1974 the name changed to Rowan County Association for Retarded Citizens.
In 1991 the name changed to the current name of "The Arc of Rowan County".
While our name has changed over the years, our mission has remained consistent. Advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities remains our focal point. The Arc of Rowan has been instrumental in establishing group homes, vocational, recreational, summer programs and public awareness.
From its inception in 1954 and continuing to this day, The Arc of Rowan is an advocate for each person with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
CARF has accredited The Arc of Rowan County for its Residential Services Program.
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