• What is I/DD?

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    Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are terms used to describe a subset of the population with any type of disability. Intellectual Disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many every day social and practical skills. Developmental Disabilities are severe, lifelong disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical impairments which manifest themselves before the age of 22 years and are likely to continue indefinitely. I/DD include Down syndrome, Fragile X, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, and Intellectual Disability unspecified; there are hundreds of other specific diagnoses that also involve I/DD. **Source American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Life Enrichment Programs

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    One of the greatest challenges for families caring for individuals with significant disabilities is finding quality, affordable care that meets the developmental, physical, or behavioral needs of their family member. The Arc of San Antonio works with children and adults through our life enrichment programs. These programs allow children and adults with I/DD to be a part of the community, learn new skills, enhance current skills and have fun with friends. Learn more about our children’s and our adults’ program.

  • Support for Families

    The Arc of San Antonio offers a free case management program to help families caring for children and adults with I/DD connect to community programs, funding sources and help families navigate the network of service providers in Bexar County. The goal is to move families from a high level of dependency on case managers to greater independence and self-advocacy. WE currently offer 3 programs: Comprehensive School-Based Case Management—CSCM; Community Living Assistance and Support Services—CLASS and Outreach and Support Services.


  • Donate

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    For almost 60 years, The Arc has filled the gaps within the special needs community.  The Arc is successful because of the generosity from our community.  Each donation goes directly to programs and services for children and adults with I/DD.  Please click here to donate.

  • Community Breakfast
    April 9, 2014

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    “When The School Bus Stops Coming”
     is an annual educational series on the challenges faced by transitioning high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Over 100 students with ASD graduate from Bexar County high schools each year.  Many of the students with ASD are able to attend post-secondary education but are limited to certification-only programs. Can a student with ASD graduate from an accredited college?   Featured speaker is Marc Ellison, Ed.D., the Interim Executive Director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center.  To register, click here.

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