Enriching and empowering the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities since 1965.
The Arc of Tempe exists because of a very basic, yet profoundly important belief: individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are worthy of love and respect and deserve to be fully valued members of society.
It was from that premise that in 1965 a group of loving parents founded an organization that would eventually become The Arc of Tempe. Today, The Arc of Tempe provides a unique life skills and recreation program for those 16 years of age or older with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Our mission reflects our founding belief: We empower and enrich the lives of persons with developmental disabilities by teaching self-advocacy, life skills, and civic involvement through hands-on learning and recreational activities.