The Arc of Ohio works to create a world where children and adults with developmental & intellectual disabilities have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities. We recognize the fundamental roles of families in making choices and decisions for their children. We also hold that individuals, who are adults, have the right to make their own choices concerning where and with whom they will live, and how they will spend their time, regardless of ability.
The Arc of Ohio invites any individual or organization of people with developmental disabilities, parents, friends and/or service providers, corporations or government entities, located and functioning in the State of Ohio, which supports the Mission and Core Values of The Arc of Ohio, but does not desire status as a Local Chapter. Associate members may not use The Arc logo, but may identify themselves as Associate Members of The Arc of Ohio.
The Arc of Ohio is a statewide membership association made up of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends, interested citizens and professionals in the disability field. Together with our individual members and local chapters, we represent more than 330,000 Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.