Mission: The mission of the arc of tempe is to empower and enrich the lives of persons with developmental disabilities by teaching self-advocacy, life skills, and civic involvement through hands-on learning and recreational activities.
Programs: The arc of tempe continued its life skills, advocacy and recreation programs in 2014. Approximately 50 developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals benefited each month from a wide range of activities throughout the year. These activities included trips to the phoenix zoo, arizona diamondback baseball games, cultural entertainment events, the greatest human race, as well as recreational activities such as bowling, hiking, camping, music therapy and exercise therapy. Participants took part in a collaborative talent event, a time to shine, with a partner organization, best buddies. The arc also collaborated with the city of tempe. At the end of the year, we relocated our thrift store due to the planned demolition of its previous location by the city of tempe.