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.







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Across the Spectrum: Autism Supplement of the IEP. Covering the 11 components as required in Texas. Conversation with Alejandro Martinez & Girasol Margain of Brighton Center
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Brax turned 8 and decided to donate his birthday gifts to support The Arc!

Brax, we are inspired by your generosity and wish you a year full of exciting adventures and peaceful hangouts with your favorite feathered-friends!
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A HUGE round of applause for our Health Matters Graduates from PSC!
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This special Healthy-Lifestyle Program is put on in partnership with The Arc of the United States, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amerigroup

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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

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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