The Arc for the River Valley provides advocacy, education, and recreation for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
An estimated 4.6 million Americans have an intellectual or developmental disability such as CEREBRAL PALSY, AUTISM, DOWN SYNDROME, etc. (Univ. of Minn. - 2000)
17% of children younger than 18 are affected with developmental disabilities in the United States. (Center for Disease Control - 2008)
1 out of every 110 children born in the US will be diagnosed with Autism. (Autism Society of america - 2009)
In Forbes Magazine's annual survey of the nation's largest non-profits. The Arc rated highly in terms of charitable commitment, with 89% of all funds devoted to program services.
For more information, please see the national Arc website.