What We Do
We promote respect, create opportunities, facilitate services and advocate for equal rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Number of People Served
The Arc is proud to serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. We promote respect, create opportunities, facilitate services and advocate for equal rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
*Based on number of people served in FY18*
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Eastern Shore’s Val Prochaska Helps Employees with Disabilities Master Skills for Career Advancement
The Arc is committed to providing superior programs and services to those with I/DD who are of any age and in any stage of their lives. From financial assistance to employment training; drop-in services to community homes; crisis intervention to educational advocacy, The Arc is committed to helping people with developmental disabilities live the most independent, productive life possible.
It’s a tradition at Chuy’s Restaurant in Annapolis, MD to have their employees celebrate their work anniversaries by leaving their handprint on their “Pride Wall”. Thomas, who receives workforce development support from The Arc, was hired as a bus-boy because of his previous restaurant experience, positive attitude, and bright smile. “As a busser who works at the ‘front of the house’—in the dining room clearing tables and interacting with customers—it’s important for us to hire someone who is responsible, personable and friendly, “ said Chuy’s General Manager, Douglas Degler. “Thomas already knew what was expected of the position and had restaurant experience, and during his interview he told me that he just wants to make people happy and smile.”
The Arc is working with housing specialists throughout Maryland to find homes, assist in securing funding and provide home-ownership training.
Chesapeake Neighbors, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, works with housing specialists throughout Maryland to find homes, assists in securing funding, and increases access to affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities and low incomes to achieve a better quality of life.