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
The Arc ended 2019 with a bang! We received a generous $100,000 gift from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation in honor of the late Bessie Mae Kronkosky’s birthday! Thank you for continuing the legacy of your founders and enriching the lives of individuals with special needs in our community. #flashbackfriday
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At the end of 2019, we were grateful to host a Wings for All event with the help of San Antonio International Airport (SAT), United Airlines, The Arc of the United States, and the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG).
Our friends Michelle and Katy were able to join us, take a look at their journey in the vlog below. Thanks for sharing Michelle!

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thank you.
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Although the holiday season is behind us, we would like to thank those who made the holidays at The Arc much brighter! Thank you to our friends at Accenture, AstraZeneca, Ridout, Barrett & Co. PC, USAA, MassMutual South Texas, and Zachry Construction Corporation.
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The Arc Family Support Group that was set for today is canceled due to the inclement weather expected for this evening. Thank you for your understanding we look forward to seeing you at our next one on March 6th.
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Now is your chance to recognize a phenomenal caregiver!
The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation is accepting nominations for the 4th Annual Excellence in Caregiving Awards.
Submit your application now through January 15th! https://www.morganswonderland.com/caregiving-awards/

 


The Arc ended 2019 with a bang! We received a generous $100,000 gift from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation in honor of the late Bessie Mae Kronkosky’s birthday! Thank you for continuing the legacy of your founders… https://t.co/4artoMO4xd

Wishing you a Happy New Year! It's not too late to make your end of year contribution to The Arc.
Just visit https://t.co/phcNQUT4ox https://t.co/s1O96RxVWq

We are now hiring a Case Manager for our CLASS Program! Use the link to learn more and how to apply. https://t.co/RdG0h6vEui @ The Arc of San Antonio https://t.co/E68y5xu7d7

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a Forging Hope grant from James Avery Artisan Jewelry!
Thank you for supporting the Adult Life Enrichment program and inspiring creativity. #myjamesaveryhttps://t.co/fjDLsXVIHS

This past weekend we were happy to participate in the 19th Annual Buddy Walk of South Texas hosted by our friends Down Syndrome Association of South Texas!
Congratulations on a successful event, we can’t wait till… https://t.co/be460Z3NNy

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