What do we do?

Our Mission

Mission Statement

The mission of The Arc of Ohio is to advocate for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter support and family involvement.

What We Do

Our values are based on the concept that all people, regardless of ability, have the right to be productive, interdependent members of their respective communities and the society at large. We recognize the fundamental role of families in making choices and decisions for their minor children. We also hold that people, 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.

At a Glance


Offer advice, resources, and training sessions. Support families in advocacy meetings. Advocate for the rights of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities from birth to the end of life.

Family Choice Program:

Coordinate the self-directed program as the agency provider by hiring and training DSPs and provide oversight and responsibility for certification, compliance, waiver billing, workers’ compensation and payroll.

Assistive Technology Program:

Utilize waiver dollars to aid in acquiring technology devices to help with needs such as communication devices.

How can You help?

Stay Informed

Join our E-list to stay up-to-date on advocacy efforts, news, and all things The Arc of Ohio.


Find your elected officials at The Arc’s Civic Action Center:

Stay informed and be a part of the advocacy. 


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Where are we Located?

The Arc of Ohio is a State-wide organization.

Find us at one of our locations:

State Office

1335 Dublin Rd. Ste. 104 D

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 487-4720


Northeast Office

2717 S. Arlington Rd. Ste. E

Akron, OH 44312

(234) 571-5689


East Office

100 West Main St.

St. Clairsville, OH 43950

(740) 695-9310


See where our Local Sites are by clicking below

Southeast Office

70 N. Plains Road, Ste. 114

The Plains, OH 45780

(740) 818-3410


Western Regional Office

405 Public Square Ste. 362

Troy, OH 45373

(937) 339-6222