Who We Are
The Arc of Stark County was founded in 1952 when a small group of parents met and organized to inform the community about the educational, emotional, and physical needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. That council was responsible for the first educational programs in Stark County for children with developmental disabilities. Classes began in June of 1953.
Today, The Arc of Stark County, Inc., is an advocate and source of support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, and other professionals who serve them. It is a member agency of the Greater Stark County United Way with otherwise diverse funding sources. The organization is a local affiliate of both The Arc of the United States and The Arc of Ohio. The Arc is a national membership organization and a non-profit corporation. (The Arc of the United States is the 13th largest charitable organization in the country, and the largest volunteer organization.)
Programs and services of The Arc of Stark County, Inc. include family and individual advocacy, education and awareness, legislative advocacy, summer respite, and support groups for families and individuals.
Celebrating Over Sixty Years of Serving Stark County
Going forward having just celebrated our 60 year anniversary, the Arc of Stark County is looking for new partnerships, both with individual volunteers and corporations who want to support the important mission of The Arc. Our event planning committees, our standing committees and sponsorship packages all offer meaningful ways to get involved with our organization and support us in our mission of protecting and enhancing the lives, rights and opportunities of individuals with developmental disabilities. Please contact The Arc at (330)492-5225 to get more information.
Rhythm & Brews-Thursday, June 20, 2013-6PM Canton Cultural Center
Featuring samplings from the best Ohio microbreweries and local restaurants along with live music by Cyphert, raffles & more! Tickets are $35 each-$20 for non-drinkers. For more information, call The Arc at 330-492-5225.