The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetime.
SERVING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ACHIEVE WITH US
Education & Training
Our special education trainings offer families and professionals the tools needed to help a child with special needs achieve the right services in school. These include:
* Special Education 101
* Other Education Trainings
These programs are for children and adults with intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their peers. Programs range from regularly occuring, single day events to weekend respite, vacations and week-long Summer camps and vacations
We need your help to maintain and grow our programs by making a year-end contribution that will have a direct impact on the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Please consider making your donation by December 31st.
RESEARCHERS SEEKING PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE AN AUTISM DIAGNOSIS
Are YOU an Adult With Aspergers Autism PDD-NOS? Do you ever wish research on the autism spectrum reflected YOUR attitudes, experiences, and opinions? You are invited to participate in an online research study about the experiences and attitudes of individuals on the autism spectrum. Little is known about how adults on the autism spectrum think about themselves or their experiences... more information
MAYOR PARKER PRESENTS 2015 DISABILITY ADVOCATES OF THE YEAR AWARD
Houston Mayor Annise Parker presented the 2014 Mayor's Disability Advocate of the Year Awards today before members of City Council and a community audience. The awards acknowledge citizens’ outstanding volunteer service toward improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
A “Community Advocate Award” was a presented posthumously to John Joseph “Jay” Everhart III, accepted by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Everhart Jr., acknowledging his volunteer work as a mentor for youth with special needs at The Arc of Greater Houston. The “Youth Advocate Award” went to Tori Danielle Woodruff, a high school junior, in recognition of ten years of service assisting life skills students.... more information
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
One of our primary goals is to provide families and professionals with information than can be easily accessed and used independently at any time. To help achieve this we have a resource webpage with links to local, state and national organizations serving the needs of people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities (more information).