Mission & Vision
The Arc of Centre County embodies and protects the human rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and practices person-centered planning which actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The Arc envisions a future in which individuals with disabilities are included as active members in their community, a future where quality services and supports respond to their needs and personal choices and a future enabling integration to its fullest extent.
The Arc believes that all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value not by their disability.
The Arc believes that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.
The Arc believes that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and to actively participate in all aspects of society.
The Arc believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.
The Arc believes that all society and particularly The Arc, benefit from the contributions of individuals with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and type of disability)