The Arc of Colorado mission:
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 of Colorado believes that:
All people have moral and civil rights providing them with opportunities to love, work, play, learn and worship in communities where they choose to live. All people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have inherent value with individual strengths and abilities, are equal before the law and must be treated with dignity and respect.
The Arc of Colorado works to:
- Influence public policy to ensure the necessary supports and services are in place for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have a common life
- Increase public awareness of the rights and needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Support and develop local chapters
- Collaborate with national, state and local organizations sharing the same values