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The Arc of Mississippi was founded in 1961 

and is
an affiliate of The Arc of the United

States, the world’s largest grassroots advocacy 

organization for citizens of all ages with

cognitive, intellectual, and developmental

disabilities, and their families.

              

                 The Arc of Mississippi works to include all children and adults with 
         cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.
                We focus on abilities, respect, choice for all and encourage active
                            citizenship and inclusion in every community.


°One of every ten families in America has a member with an intellectual and developmental disability.

°There are more than 7.5 million people in the U.S. with an intellectual and developmental disability.

°Cognitive/intellectual disability is a condition, not a disease.


                          The Arc works to ensure that people with intellectual 
                          and developmental disabilities and their families have 
                the supports they need to live an ordinary, decent American life:


°People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families are valued,respected and included in all communities.

°People with intellectual and developmental disabilities direct their own lives.

°People choose their services and supports from many available sources.

°People are empowered through nonprofit advocacy. State and federal
governments administer programs and set budgets that meet everyone’s needs.


                                     Other projects of The Arc of Northwest Mississippi.

                       Click on the Logo below for more information about the projects.