MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends of The Arc,

The Arc of Story County was founded and established in 1953 by the grassroots advocacy of parents and the passion of the citizens of Story County.  Their willingness to act on what they recognized as an injustice in the lives of people with disabilities led to the changes that are still realized in the areas of education, social opportunities and quality of life.

Six decades have passed since The Arc was established in Story County.  The terminology we use to refer to people with disabilities has changed as well as the services provided in the community have changed.  One thing remains constant…the need for understanding and involvement by the families and the community to make sure people with disabilities are treated with respect.

It is an honor to be associated with such an organization that has a mission to encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.  The legacy, which the families involved with and the supporters of The Arc have paved, provides motivation for The Arc to not let the quality of life of people with disabilities diminish.  It also helps us recognize that there is still so much more we can do.

Thank you to those of you who have taken the time to become a member, volunteer, donate, and be a friend to The Arc and also to the people supported through our programs and services.  If you would like to be involved or support The Arc, please contact us.  The Arc is a community and we hope you will Achieve with us!

Sincerely,

Tricia Crain