The Arc of Washington State is a leader in developing services and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc of Washington State’s mission is to advocate for the rights and full participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Along with our network of members and chapters, we support and empower individuals and families; connect and inform individuals and families; improve support and service systems; influence public policy; increase public awareness; and inspire inclusive communities.  For more than 77 years, The Arc of Washington State has been a leader in the development of services and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and providing support to their families.

The Arc of Washington State, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is composed of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, professionals and concerned members of the community.  We advocate for quality services and necessary funding to meet the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families including birth to three services, special education, employment and residential supports, health care, transportation, respite and inclusion in the community.

The Arc is affiliated with The Arc of the United States and ten local Arc chapters throughout Washington State.