Helping people reach their full potential.

Our mission is to help people reach their full potential and become a part of the community they live in. The Arc of Monroe has changed the lives of thousands of individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism, for over 60 years.

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Welcome to the Arc of Monroe

The Arc supports more than 1,700 people with developmental or intellectual disabilities as they strive to reach their full potential.  Each person has unique abilities and gifts that enrich their lives and our community immeasurably.

The range of our services is impressive…comprehensive employment services, diverse clinical and health services, an innovative campus-based college program, residential services and more.  But the common thread is our focus on each person and our belief that they should have every opportunity to become a full part of their community.

Dedicated staff and an inspiring mission have made the Arc of Monroe a community treasure for nearly 60 years.  We invite you to learn more.

The Arc of Monroe County
The Arc of Monroe CountyWednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 10:22am
Accessible Design exhibit shows how design is improving the lives of people with sensory and cognitive issues. An app called LOLA is designed to help youth with autism learn about and collaborate through technology while the Match Cooking Prep System helps individuals learn to prepare food.
The Arc of Monroe County
The Arc of Monroe CountyTuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 11:23am
The Thibaults took advantage of our ROC Your Flight program so their son could experience the airport - removing shoes, going through security, boarding a plane - prior to their vacation. Knowledge of the process helped relieve stress at the time of their actual flight.

We partner with Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) and Transportation Security Administration on this program.

Our next ROC Your Flight event is Saturday, February 10th, 2018.

Contact 585-672-2222 for more info.
The Arc of Monroe County
The Arc of Monroe CountyMonday, January 15th, 2018 at 9:00am
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s spirit by helping someone else today. What did you do?
The Arc of Monroe County
The Arc of Monroe CountySaturday, January 13th, 2018 at 9:24am
What an incredible view into what it's like to have autism.
The Arc of Monroe County
Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center - SARTAC
Are you interested in learning more about Autism? Check out this great TED Talk.

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