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 is at Morgan's Inspiration Island.
Morgan's Inspiration Island 2019
Morgan's Inspiration Island
This month Arc participants and staff beat the heat by enjoying the water and soaking up the sun at Morgan's Inspiration Island. Check out the video to see all the fun we had!
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
This morning some of our Arc team was able to tour Children's Rehabilitation Institute Teleton USA (CRIT-USA). Thank you for welcoming us into your space and sharing the services provided to children with I/DD.
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio was live.
ALL hosts Across the Spectrum, a FB Live event. This month we will have representatives from City of San Antonio - Municipal Government, VIA Metropolitan Transit and Bexar County, Texas to share the ConnectSA plan and talk specifically about the components I the plan related to people with disabilities.

PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY HERE:
https://connectsa.z2systems.com/np/clients/connectsa/survey.jsp?surveyId=1&
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The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio shared a post.
Find the link to learn more about the Autism Community Network Fall Summit. https://www.acn-sa.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&pageId=575
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The Arc of San Antonio shared a post.
Happy First Day of School to North East ISD, South San ISD, Alamo Heights ISD, and East Central ISD.
Hope your day started as well as this!
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News 4 San Antonio
CUTE! Arianna was very excited to get on the school bus for her first day of school in Glynn County, Georgia.
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
Since today is #NationalNonprofitDay, we would like to highlight one of the amazing collaborative workgroups with whom we partner. Autism Lifeline Links will be hosting their Autism Across the Spectrum session discussing the transportation in our city's future. Join us here as we go live this Tuesday Aug. 20th 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

 


We are pleased to share that we will continue to host our Support Groups. This will be an opportunity for families in the special needs community to meet, mingle, and support each other in a friendly, safe environment. For families and caregivers of individuals of all ages. https://t.co/N8GSwcYuuk theArcofSA photo

SAVE THE DATES!
Our Planning for the Future Series returns on Saturday, September 7th, 2019!

PFTF is a series of workshops designed to help self-advocates and parents/caregivers of children/young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities plan for the future. https://t.co/mhZkCmcD10
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"I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom." — John Thune
Happy #FlagDay #flagday🇺🇸 #murica https://t.co/SCGlAwHrd4
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