All Missouri citizens, including those with developmental disabilities, deserve the opportunity to be respected, contributing members of society
To support and empower persons with developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy and education, expanding individual choices and promoting community inclusion.
The Arc of Missouri is a grassroots organization working to support and empower persons with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) and their families through advocacy, education, expanding individual choices and promoting community inclusion.
We stand strong for the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. People with disabilities have the right to grow up with and learn among their peers, and to live in, work in, and contribute to the community we all share.
The Arc is a coalition of family members, concerned citizens, and self-advocates who share a common purpose: to support people with developmental disabilities and their families in exercising their rights and achieving their hopes and dreams.
We make an effort to assure that policies and regulations that impact the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are in the best interest of those individuals and their families.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Arc of Missouri conference scheduled for 9/8/20 has been cancelled.
Abuse and Neglect
In 2016, the Arc of Missouri was awarded a grant from the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, and undertook a two year commitment to raise awareness on victimization. Click here to learn more about the campaign.