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Achieve with us.

The Arc of Colorado 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 lifetimes.

The Arc Chapters

There are 15 chapters of The Arc in Colorado including the state chapter and 14 local chapters serving designated geographic areas. Local chapters provide individual advocacy services for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities who live in their service areas. Learn More >>

Take Action

Help the The Arc of Colorado as we build a larger, stronger movement of people with disabilities, parents, siblings, and allies that are fighting for positive policy changes at the Colorado Legislature. You can follow our action at the Capitol by subscribing to receive our action alerts, upcoming events and more. Learn More >>

Get Involved

New perspectives and new voices help us to ensure that our efforts are at the cutting-edge of policy today. There are many ways to get involved such as fighting for policy changes at the Colorado Capitol by joining our Action Network, becoming a member of a local chapter, donating or volunteering.  Learn More >>


COVID-19 information and resources

We have provided some information and resources for families. You can check back frequently to find updates. View resources >>

Inclusive Housing Denver needs your input!

May 6, 2021

We are working to increase neuro-inclusive housing in
Denver. In order to plan for the future housing and
support service needs of people with I/DD, it is
important to understand and collect data for
future options in the Denver metro area. Register
now for the May 6th virtual presentation:

Looking For a Vaccination Appointment?

This link lists all open appointments for eligible persons across all provider pharmacies in Colorado!

A Sad Week for The Arc

Sadly, we again mourn a member of our community who was killed by senseless violence. Teri Leiker, one of the victims of the mass shooting in Colorado, was known and loved by many at our chapter in Boulder.

A long-time employee (31 years) of King Soopers supermarket, as this article in the Denver Post describes, she was fully engaged in her community and living the life she wanted.

For more about Teri, read the statement from her family here.

Independence and Decision-Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Independence and Decision-Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites infographic - 83% decide what their daily schedule will consist of on a regular basis, 87% decide how to use their spending money, 30% chose who their roomates would be or chose to live alone, 86% chose or had some help choosing where they work, 25% participate in self-advocacy meetings

Everyone should achieve their full potential

The Arc of Colorado provides system advocacy, public awareness, community education, and support for self-advocacy organizations across the state for persons with I/DD and their families. Each of the 14 local Arc chapters, provide unique services based on the needs of their community.

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