What is the Arc?

The Arc (formerly called The Association for Retarded Citizens) is the country's largest voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with mental retardation and their families. The Arc is a 501 (c) (3) charitable non-profit organization supported by contributions from the general public.

The Arc, with its rich history in advocacy and services, is comprised of individuals with mental retardation, family members, professionals in the field of disability and other concerned citizens. The Arc has adopted various positions on issues that affect people with mental retardation and their families, and the organization's mission statement forms the basis for the organization's activities.

Manistee County's Arc works to provide for the needs of all the children with disabilities.

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Open Mike at the Arc Meeting