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
If you or your family experienced property damage and/or personal property loss because of the 2021 Texas Severe Winter Storm you may be eligible for assistance.

The City of San Antonio has launched an Emergency Resource Call Center (ERCC) and website to assist residents affected by the 2021 Texas Severe Winter Storm. San Antonio Residents can call 311 and select option 5 or 210.207.6000 to connect with a call taker. The ERCC will be open from Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, click here.

In addition, the San Antonio Area Foundation (Area Foundation) and San Antonio Water System (SAWS) have jointly established the Community Pipe Repair Program Fund (“CPR Fund”) to financially assist high-poverty households with unplanned pipe repairs and related costs.

The CPR Fund will be hosted by the Area Foundation to accept charitable donations and SAWS will administer the program by screening and assisting applicants online, via phone (210) 233-FIXX (3499) and email (CPR-SA@saws.org).
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The Arc of San Antonio
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The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
As we approach one year since the lockdown, many people with disabilities have feared going to the Capitol in person due to COVID-19 and rules and accommodations are still uncertain.

“Our fear is that legislative leaders will use the pandemic to limit access,” said Dan Quinn, the research director and press secretary for the Texas Freedom Network, a nonprofit social justice organization. “We can’t let people just disappear here in the middle of a pandemic. They have to be heard. They have a right to be heard.”

As we approach one year since the lockdown, many people with disabilities have feared going to the Capitol in person due to COVID-19 and rules and accommodations are still uncertain.


Save the date for our annual, COVID-friendly Roses & Races Gala. Join us on May 1 as we celebrate the accomplishments of remarkable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supports.

🌹 Learn more and become a sponsor at https://t.co/0oebTQpOtx. https://t.co/qvsZoUylG1
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Join us this Friday along with Girasol Marigain, Special Education Advocate and Trainer of the Brighton Center for "The Basics of Special Education" part of our Spring 2021 Webinar Series. https://t.co/1KwVSq2vah

We will resume both in person and virtual programming on Monday, 2/22. We also ask that all on-site participants and staff bring their own drinking water due to the city-wide water boil notice. We know this has been a tough week, and look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! https://t.co/BF3Fu5QV55 theArcofSA photo

Due to inclement weather conditions coupled with power/internet outages, The Basics of Special Education presented by Girasol Margain has been postponed. We will share the new time/date for this webinar via email and social media once it is confirmed. Stay safe and keep warm. https://t.co/MpPht4jumK theArcofSA photo

Due to continued and forecasted severe winter storm conditions, as well as power and internet outages, 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗰 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟴, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭. https://t.co/1JCyVs9pc0 theArcofSA photo

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