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The Arc Arapahoe, Douglas & Elbert Counties’ purpose is to empower children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) by providing them with the tools they need to be an integral part of their community. Our goal is to help people with I/DD learn, live, and thrive on their own terms – encouraging self-advocates who campaign for the life they want to live!

We know that inclusion doesn’t happen in a conference room safely tucked away in a “special” place. And people don’t learn about themselves and others by listening to an instructor and being spoon-fed direction. Life happens outside of the box when we interact with new people, feel vulnerable, overcome obstacles, and discover something new. Accordingly, we are very excited about the success of our self-advocates’ social evolution and honored to be a part of the process.

Our chapter has created a vast selection of programs and educational opportunities for self-advocates.  Please visit the Community Outreach and Education page for a list of programs and descriptions.  We also encourage you to visit our video library as many of our workshops are offered with supplemental information participants can refer to before and after events.

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