"The Arc of Orange is highly dedicated to improving the lives of a highly vulnerable and often "invisible" group of people--children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In helping these individuals the Arc of Orange not only provides stimulating activities but also needed relief to their care-givers. In addition, by bringing disabled people out into the community for their activities (e.g., volunteer work and play) they make us aware of their value and dignity. Even if people with intellectual disabilities cannot always express themselves fully, they are equal members of our community."

-Carol Conway

“Our partnership with the ARC has engendered such a positive atmosphere in our facility and given us a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in our community.” 

-Mike O'Hara
Front Desk Manager
UNC Wellness Centers

"If not for the ARC of Orange County my son would not be able to live in the community. They saved him from life in an institution! Their care and concern for him as a person is beyond measure. "

-Donald T.

"I have had a great experience working with Arc of Orange County. The volunteer coordinator, Susan Chandler, does such a nice job of keeping up with volunteers and our experiences. Currently I am a part of the community connections program, and am extremely happy with the communication that has happened between myself, the family of the individual(my new friend), and Susan. We are allowed flexibility and given great support and encouragement. This experience has benefited both myself and my new friend by allowing us to have the opportunity to hang out once or twice a month and do something fun. We are able to learn from each other, laugh, and participate in fun activities. It's been such a blessing to have the Arc of Orange County in my life, and I am impressed with the services and support given by full time staff, and humbled by the appreciation I see in the families and volunteers who benefit from their services."

-Brittany Honeycutt

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