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ABOUT THE ARC

OF SOUTH TALLADEGA COUNTY

WHAT WE BELIEVE.

The teachers, administrators, and staff at The Arc of South Talladega County are united in their belief that all people:

  • Have the power to learn
  • Are curious & creative

  • Can succeed
     

No two people have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every person. The Arc combines direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one teaching in a way that works for each individual.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY.

The Arc acts to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their parents, siblings, family members and other concerned members of the public have meaningful opportunities to inform and guide the direction of the organization’s advocacy, including determining policy and positions on important issues.  The Arc strives for diversity in its leadership, as well as in all facets of the work of the organization.

VISIONARY LEADERSHIP.

The Arc leads by articulating a positive vision for the future of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and catalyzes public and private support in realization of that vision through carefully planned and well-executed goals, strategies and actions.

PUBLIC INTEREST.

The Arc represents the public interest, supporting and acting with and on behalf of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families regardless of the type of disability or membership in The Arc.

COLLABORATION.

The Arc works with individuals, organizations and coalitions in a collaborative fashion. The Arc values and promotes effective partnerships between volunteer and staff leadership at all levels of the organization.

TRANSPARENCY, INTEGRITY, AND EXCELLENCE.

The Arc conducts its business with integrity, accountability, and open, honest and timely communication. The Arc is committed to quality and excellence in all it does.

We often believe it is the family's responsibility to provide aide, teaching, training, and instruction to the mentally disabled.  In fact, more than 65 million Americans serve as 24 hour caregivers of a loved one.  Most of these caregivers provide 40 to 80 hours of care per week.

 

These caregivers have few places to turn for aid and assistance.  The Arc is a place for local caregivers to receive assistance.  The Arc of South Talladega County serves those who were born or obtained a mental disorder prior to their 18th birthday.  Contact us today to see if your loved one qualifies.

FAMILY SUPPORT ISSUES.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Arc of South Talladega County aspires to expand and empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a source of equality, advocacy and human rights based on abilities and not disabilities.

VISION STATEMENT

To ensure that all persons in South Talladega County, Alabama, with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families are awarded the rights, protections, and inclusion enjoyed by all non-disabled citizens.