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 >>

News

Strategic Roadmap

The Arc of Colorado has undertaken a strategic planning process for the 2020 – 2022 period involving staff, board, self-advocates, chapter leadership, and external stakeholders. Through this process, a refreshed strategic vision for the organization has emerged and is detailed in this Strategic Roadmap.
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Future Planning and Aging Caregivers Webinars

The Arc of Colorado and the Arc of the United States will be teaming up to provide two webinars to help aging caregivers with the future planning process by providing resources and information! Learn more about resources that will help as you start working on your future plan. Please join us on either, December the 19th from 6-7:30 pm or January 24th from 12-1 pm. Learn more and register >>

The Arc of Colorado, arc Thrift, and The University of Denver publish a joint economic impact study.

The study aims to assess the economic impact of arc Thrift stores and the Arc of Colorado for Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. You can read the study and a brief article about it on our news and events page .

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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