Mission and History

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Our vision is to provide quality innovative services to the maximum number of people with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities to help them achieve their potential.


The Arc of San Antonio was founded in 1954 by parents who wanted to create a network of support and services for their children with special needs.  Throughout our history, The Arc has responded to the changing needs in our community by developing programs and partnerships that address the most critical issues facing people living with disabilities.   Today, The Arc offers one of the largest continuum of services for children and adults with a broad range of developmental abilities.

To view the full history of The Arc, click here.

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