Featuring speaker Brooks Robertson from KSPHQ, who will present on “Accessing the Next Generation of the Crisis Continuum: What is 988?” We will also have a short business meeting before the presentation. Where: Douglas County Fairgrounds,2120 Harper St., Lawrence, KSFlory Hall – East Room When: Wednesday, January 18, 2023Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Supporting and empowering Kansans with developmental disabilities and their families
THROUGH PERSON CENTERED,
Who We Are
The Arc of Douglas County works in Douglas, Jefferson, and Franklin counties in Kansas to support individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families.
Our vision at The Arc of Douglas County is that all Kansans will have the supports the need to be accepted as successful members of their community
What We Do
Find out more by visiting Our Services.
Targeted Case Management/Service Coordination
Life with a disability doesn’t come with a manual.That’s why we help families think through your needs and goals and connect you with information & support.
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Support
Navigating the educational system when your child has a disability can be a challenge. We can work with you to advocate on your child’s behalf and find support for school.
Advocacy and Training
We support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to build skills and access high quality information so they can better navigate life.
Independent Living Counseling
Sometimes we just need a litle help to figure it out and then we can do it on our own.That’s why we offer independent living counseling for adults who want to build their skills.
Technical Assistance to statewide and local self-advocacy groups
The Arc of Douglas County is proud to support the local self-advocacy chapter, as well as the statewide self advocacy organization, Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas.
Through partnerships with organizations and agencies here and across the state, we work to make our comunity a better place for people with disabilities.
Supporting Families since 1956
For over 60 years, we have been connecting families of individuals with developmental disabiltiies in our community with needed resources and supports so they can live full lives. Will you help us continue our important work?
Latest News & Events
For more news and events, please visit the Updates section of our website.
Join us in celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the ADA!
The Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas is throwing an Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration at Holcom ParkWest 27th St., Lawrence, KS on Saturday, July 24, 202110 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Arc of Douglas County is proud to sponsor this event. We hope to see you there! Click the flyer below for the full details […]
Welcome to The Arc of Douglas County’s new website!
The Arc of Douglas County serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through service coordination, special education navigation, independent living instruction, and training and education. Since 1956, we have been working to make Douglas County a more inclusive and welcoming place for all people. To learn more about who we are, visit […]