Arc Of Arizona Inc, Tempe

Rating: 4.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Human Services, Sports

Location: PO Box 26014 Tempe AZ 85285 USA

Mission: Our mission is to advocate for persons with developmental disabilties as valued and participating members of the community.
Programs: The Arc of Tempe Life-Skills and Recreation program fills a unique niche in the community and in the lives of local adults with developmental disabilities. The program focuses on both practical and interpersonal skills, with activities ranging from learning to use public transportation to learning positive ways to assert oneself. Civic responsibility and participation are a major focus, so many of our activities occur in various places around the community. As participants become more involved in their community and become more comfortable in their role as members of the community, so does the community become aware that persons with developmental disabilties have many unique gifts and talents that strengthen and enrich the community as a whole.
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Our son has been an active member of the recreation program operated by The Arc of Tempe. It has provided him with the opportunity to go into the community with his friends.... and has provided us an opportunity to go out without having a concern for his safety and well being. I know the organization has members that have helped other parents gain much needed services from governmental agencies. The one problem I see is a great need for additional space to better meet the needs of the people that they are providing services to in the recreation area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a safe place for my handicapped son to go where he can enjoy social activities with peers, outings in the community, participation in Special Olympics and much more.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the number of caring volunteers who have become friends for life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Over the almost 40 years of involvement with this organization the majority of the staff have been very caring and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could buy land and build a larger recreation center with a commercial kitchen, exercise equipment, a multi- purpose room with a stage for performances, where more handicapped individuals would be served.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Our son has been a participant in the recreation program for many years. This provides him with many friends and the opportunity to become involved with most every aspect of our community. For example, they attended a city council meeting and this has resulted in his attending other government functioned activities. The program provides us some free time and provides him the time to be with his friends in a fun setting.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, concerned and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build the much needed community center that they have been working toward for several years.

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