The Arc of Story County has enriched the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953. The Arc provides support and advocacy for families and to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they learn, work, play, and grow within the community.

The Arc invites you to “Achieve with US.”

ADVOCACY

The Arc advocates for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), preserving and protecting their fundamental rights by supporting legislation for civil rights, employment, housing and supports. We connect persons, their families, professionals and others to create hope, growth and change. more »

Viva la Arc

February 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Christ Church of Ames, 2400 Oakwood Road, Ames, Iowa. (Get directions using Google Maps)

Arc Awards 2019

The Arc of Story County is accepting nominations for its annual awards. Applications are due February 11, 2019. Please review the 2019 Award Nomination Form for further details.

EVENTS

Bowling: Every Monday 2-5 pm, Perfect Games, Ames, IA

The Arc of Story County is an advocacy based non-profit organization serving Story County, based in Ames, Iowa. The Arc provides services which partner with local businesses, providers and community members to enrich the lives of persons with disabilities.

The Arc was established in 1953 by a core group of families advocating for their children. It is still that same drive to improve the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community that allows US to be a leader in advocacy and services.

Thank you taking the time to acquaint yourself with our mission, programs, and volunteer opportunities.