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The Arc Baton Rouge

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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: To improve the quality of life for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through advocacy, services, and support.

Programs: Respite care programs - provides relief for the primary care providers of children and adults with developmental disabilities from the everyday care, whether it's physical assistance, supervision, or accompanying on outings. The support may occur in the individual's home, in the community or in the respite center. It may occur regularly or the family may only request assistance in an emergency situation. The primary objective of respite is to help prevent or delay institutionalization of individuals with developmental disabilities.

community life - provides supported living services to adults with developmental disabilities who require assistance or support to live in their own homes in the community. The goal of community life is to provide opportunities and support for individuals in their quest to live as independently as possible and to be successfully included in the community.

early intervention program - promotes the rights and full inclusion of children with special needs and their families. Together with community partners, the program provides services, support and advocacy that inspires our community and individuals. The program provides child development services through the arc early head start and child care center. Early intervention services are provided for children with disabilities and families in home and community settings. The program also supports inclusion through training and technical assistance projects to support early childhood teachers and child care providers to include children with disabilties in natural settings. The arc's children's services also provides services to families of children with disabilties through parent support and training.

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