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The Fun that is our Festival of Trees 2013 has started!!! Click (here) to see some pictures from tonight's unloading and setting up of the trees!! Check back daily for updates. The Festival starts Friday Dec 6th at 7:00pm
The Fun Continues......Click (here) to see more pictures from the Friday night Festival of Trees Preview Party.
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The Arc of Rowan has partnered with The Arc of North Carolina to provide Community Guide Services to the following Cardinal Innovations Healthcare solutions counties: Rowan, Cabarrus, Davidson, and Stanly Counties.
Since this partnership began, the Community Guide staff here at The Arc of Rowan has grown from one part-time person to total staff of five people. To learn more and to introduce our Community Guide Staff, simply click on the COMMUNITY GUIDEtab to the left.
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The Arc of Rowan County is proud to be a member agency of Rowan County United Way. So we were excited when the Rowan County United Way unveiled their new 2013 Campaign Logo and Theme. "Raised Here, Stays Here" speaks to the actual fundrasing part of the campaign, and connected with the "HERE" part of the theme lets us all know the money will stay right here in Rowan County, NC.
Much like a farmer here in Rowan County would plant seeds to "Raise" healthy food, the RCUW needs all of us to plant the seed of our donation to help "Raise" our local community "Here" to be healthy and strong.
Click on the R-Word graphic to go to their website.
The Arc of Rowan County is a Rowan County United Way Member Agency! Click on their logo to go to the Rowan County United Way website.
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:
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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