Mission: The arc of frederick county helps people with developmental disabilities to live enviable lives. Enviable lives are the lives we all lead, filled with purpose and meaning, and with friends and family. This is accomplished by providing services, advocacy, and creating supportive communities.
Programs: Individual support - the arc of frederick county provides support coordination services for people with developmental disabilities in western maryland, primarily frederick county. The level of this service is of an ongoing intensive nature. The program provides assistance to individuals and their families in planning, locating, accessing, directly providing, and advocating for supports and services they need and desire. This includes staff who will assist in any or all of these along with direct support staff.
autism waiver - in cooperation with frederick county public schools, the arc of frederick county, inc. Provides service coordination for children with autism through the medicaid home and community based services waiver for children with autism spectrum disorder (autism waiver) in frederick county. Service can include: intensive individual support services, respite care, therapeutic integration, family training and environmental accessibility adaptations.
day habilitation - services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities in helping them choose meaningful ways to be included in their communities while maintaing and learning new skills.
other program services - supported employment provides support for adults and transitioning students to locate careers based on their passions, talents and personal interests. Working together self-advocacy is a support group for adults with developmental disabilities. Parent and sibling support groups are available to family members as a free, monthly respite program called parents day out. The arc of frederick county has a hispanic outreach program to reach the spanish speaking population of frederick, maryland. The arc of frederick county also partners with a local college to offer a personal enrichment class for transitioning age students with disabilities on the college campus. Following the mission of the founding parents, thearc of frederick county continues to respond to the needs of children with developmental disabilities, their families and the frederick community. The arc of frederick county's services are varied and tailored to the individual's and family's needs and are driven by their choices. The arc of frederick county works to guarantee people with developmental disabilities the same rights and opportunities enjoyed by other citizens. The arc of frederick county helps people exercise the right to be contributing members of society, to receive quality education, to be gainfully employed, to live in typical homes, to have friends, and to direct their own lives.