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
“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan

Many thanks to The Arc's Direct Support Professionals for the work you do each and every day!
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The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
We know that caring for a loved one with special needs can be challenging, especially during this time of uncertainty. We would like to thank Sandra Salazar, Clinical Director at Forever Hope Counseling & Educational Services, LLC for running this session for us!

Handouts can be found here-> https://www.arc-sa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Self-Care-November-Presentation-Handouts.pdf

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Self-Care for the Caregiver
Caring for a loved one with special needs can be challenging, learn practical ways to take care of yourself, and reinforcing self-care for others. Our presen...
The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio
Tomorrow is (Pizza) PIE Day aka the 8th Annual Pie for A Purpose! You still have time to RSVP for this one of a kind event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-pie-for-a-purpose-tickets-128031596953

Can't join us via Zoom?
You still have two ways to support us!
1) Donate
- Purchase from their Amazon Smile Wishlist and ship directly to The Arc of San Antonio: https://www.arc-sa.org/pages/get-involved/donate/wishlist/

-Donate directly to the Arc: https://www.arc-sa.org/donatetoday/

2) Grab Lunch or Dinner for the family at Julian's Italian Pizzeria & Kitchen at West Ave , Julian's Italian Pizzeria & Kitchen at Alamo Heights, Julian’s Italian Pizzeria & Kitchen at Bulverde Rd. Just mention The Arc at checkout and Julian's will donate 20% of sales to us.

Caring for a loved one with special needs can be challenging, learn practical ways to take care of yourself. Join the discussion on Friday, November 6th at 1:00 PM. RSVP at https://t.co/3qpaw0ZxQn https://t.co/D5vFqMzktx theArcofSA photo

A candy a day keeps the monsters away! 🎃 🕷️👻
Happy Halloween from The Arc!
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This past weekend we were happy to host our Planning for the Future Series: Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship presentation. Thank you to Judge Veronica Vasquez of @BexarCounty Probate Court #2. Find the recording and PowerPoint here https://t.co/8T5xt7nhdx

To help ensure voters with disabilities are aware of their rights and options, The Arc of San Antonio is hosting a webinar on accessible voting.
Learn more at https://t.co/u0RXAePiej
#Vote #VotingRights #WeAreEssential #TheArcofSanAntonio https://t.co/6znno35dkr
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Smile (even when wearing your mask!)...it boosts your immune system! Happy #WorldSmileDay. See a smile, share a smile! https://t.co/cSn6CLT7Fq theArcofSA photo

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