MISSION: The Arc of the Triangle, Inc. supports children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities [I/DD] in the achievement of their personal goals and dreams in our community through partnership and advocacy.
The Arc of the Triangle, its staff and board of directors value individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities [I/DD] and their families by:
- Empowerment, self-determination and diversity
- Reinforcement through social, cultural and linguistic competence
- Innovation and social change through advocacy
- Integration through quality programs/services and natural supports
- Respect and equality through person centered beliefs and a strong community
- Support of families through safety, security and respite
For 60 years, The Arc has been the voice for children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout the United States. The 1950s were a time when most children with disabilities were ignored by society, and often institutionalized. Parents of these very special kids got organized, formed The Arc in our area and began advocating to keep their children at home, send them to public school, and to educate the community about what it means to have a disability. Arc families also took the lead on developing advocacy and awareness while supporting their own loved ones. Thus was born the largest grassroots movement to promote the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc of the Triangle offers a variety of programs and services to fit the needs of children and adults with disabilities in the Triangle area. This includes Durham, Orange and Wake counties as well as some other areas. The Arc of the Triangle’s method for service delivery is one based on building person-centered plans and nurturing inclusive environments while providing the specialized services children and adults with I/DD need to be successful in their communities.
The Arc of the Triangle team includes 290+ caring, passionate, dedicated employees providing services throughout the Triangle. Our team goes to work every day knowing that they make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities.
The Arc of the Triangle partners throughout the community with groups like Wake County Special Education Advisory Council, Extraordinary Ventures, Meals On Wheels, SPCA, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University as well as, The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. Employing a simple philosophy that we reach more individuals and support more families through shared resources and combined efforts.
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