What is I/DD?

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are terms used to describe individuals with any type of disability. Some people may have trouble with intellectual functioning which affects their every day social and practical living skills. While others may have developmental issues; lifelong disabilities caused by mental and/or physical impairments. Some well-known disabilities include: Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy, but there are literally hundreds of disabling conditions which fall under the I/DD umbrella.

Adult Life Enrichment

One of the greatest challenges for families of adults with moderate to severe disabilities is finding a program that can meet the developmental, physical, and behavioral needs of their family member. While school-aged, individuals with special needs have access to a myriad of services which are often provided at no cost to their families. Once graduated, however, they find themselves in need of community-based programs which currently are largely unprepared to provide the intensity and range of services needed to continue the level of learning these young adults experienced while in school. The Arc helps answer the question “What happens when the school bus stops coming?” through our Adult Life Enrichment Program.

Support for Families

The Arc of San Antonio aims to be the provider of choice for day services for individuals with I/DD and for assistance and case management services to families seeking guidance, direction, and access to needed services in the San Antonio area. The Arc strives to be a social service home to all those with special needs and to readily assist families during all phases of life. The goal is to help families move toward greater independence and self-advocacy. We currently offer 3 programs: Community Services Case Management—CSCM; Community Living Assistance and Support Services—CLASS and Family Support Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
Did You Know: This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act? We’ve come a long way, but changing times and new needs brought on by COVID-19 mean much more work is ahead.

This June, The Arc of San Antonio is calling on individuals, families, caregivers, champions, and San Antonians alike to unite with us for our inaugural virtual fundraising campaign, the March for Independence. The campaign was created to raise critical funds needed to continue The Arc’s essential services for I/DD individuals and our families, concluding as the nation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the ADA this July. More coming soon!

Visit our website for details: https://www.arc-sa.org/marchforindependence/

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The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
Did you know that in Bexar County, there are 6,482 residents with an intellectual or developmental disability currently on the interest list for a Medicaid waiver program?

A Medicaid waiver allows the state to assist individuals and provide some long-term services to those with disabilities who are eligible for Medicaid.

In the state of Texas, individuals are waiting for 14 to 15 years to receive services.

We need your support to continue our outreach to the IDD community and their families. Unite with us! Learn more at https://arc-sa.org/marchforindependence

#TheArcofSanAntonio #WeAreEssential #UnitedWeMarch
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
We would like to kick off our first Funder Friday by recognizing the March for Independence presenting sponsor The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. Thank you for your continued support of our programming and the special needs population as a whole.
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#TheArcofSanAntonio #MarchforIndependence #WeAreEssential #UnitedWeMarch #ThankYou

https://www.arc-sa.org/marchforindependence/


Did You Know: This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act? We’ve come a long way, but changing times and new needs brought on by COVID-19 mean much more work is ahead.

This June,… https://t.co/7DvlW7027L

Did you know that in Bexar County, there are 6,482 residents with an intellectual or developmental disability currently on the interest list for a Medicaid waiver program?

Learn more at https://t.co/ZdHYjJRzdX

#TheArcofSanAntonio #WeAreEssential #UnitedWeMarch https://t.co/M9vN46GQnj
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We would like to recognize the March for Independence sponsor, @ghff . Thank you for your continued support of our programming and the special needs population as a whole.
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In this time of distance, we must find creative ways to stay connected! In our efforts to stay in touch with our participants, The Arc "Sail By's" are outward bound. Our ALE crew members are piloting in all… https://t.co/KEvIRw21Bi

Meet our friend Chris! During this time of distance, he enjoys chatting with his friends on Zoom and playing games like lawn checkers. ♟️🎲 He and his mom also make sure to wear their masks when they are making trips… https://t.co/bycT0Rn3GJ

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