WHO WE ARE 

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The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties has been serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1966, when local parents with children with Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities banded together to start a local chapter of the national advocacy organization, The Arc.

WHAT IS AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY?

Intellectual disability is a below-average cognitive ability with three (3) characteristics:

  • Intelligent quotient (or I.Q.) is between 70-75 or below
  • Significant limitations in adaptive behaviors (the ability to adapt and carry on everyday life activities such as self-care, socializing, communicating, etc.)
  • The onset of the disability occurs before age 18. 
     

 


 
OUR VISION

A Society for All
Equal Access
Equal Opportunity
Empowerment  
              
OUR MISSION
 
We serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through advocacy and support.
 






DID YOU KNOW?
 
The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties serves approximately 200 families annually through Home Based Support Services and other programs designed to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible and be integrated into the community.

WHAT IS A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY?
 
Developmental disability includes ASD (autism spectrum disorders), epilepsy, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, fetal alcohol syndrome (or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) and other disorders that occur during the developmental period, which
is from birth to age 18.        










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