Join us for films celebrating the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities! Saturday, October 216-9 PMLied Center Pavilion Come support the Arc of Douglas County and enjoy: Event tickets are available now. Note: We will be adding auction items throughout September. Bidding on auction items will begin October 1st 2023. For more info: (785) 749-0121, […]
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.
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 for films highlighting the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities! Saturday, October 21st 6:00-8:00 PM Lied Center Pavilion Come have your red carpet photo taken while supporting The Arc of Douglas County! Enjoy appetizers and short, independent films while checking out our Silent Auction items.
The Arc of Douglas County is proud to support the 2023 Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK) Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference. This year, the conference will be hosted in Wichita, Kansas, June 30, 2023 to July 2, 2023. At the SACK Conference, self-advocates from across Kansas gather to hear keynote speakers and attend breakout sessions on […]