"I am driven by the truth that all people are of equal value and are entitled to the same rights and opportunities, "
- J.D.

We are currently not accepting walk-ins at our office. You must schedule an appointment with your advocate or call (303) 428-0310. Thank you!

who we serve

The Arc is an advocacy organization serving individuals and families in Adams County.

We assist people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). I/DD is a medical and neurological diagnosis. The Colorado definition of I/DD meets all the following criteria:

  • Diagnosis has occurred before the age of 22
  • IQ of 70 or less (as measured by specific testing/evaluations) and/or
  • Adaptive (daily living) skills that are like having an IQ score of 70 or less (as measured by specific testing/evaluations)

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what you need to know

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Join us for our Virtual Training concerning Parent Rights and Responsibilities for Students in Special Education. It will be taking place on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021. More details to come! 

Join us for our 18+ Sibling Group! We meet once a month and there is no commitment to join. We meet in-person at The Arc of Adams County. Please RSVP to

Please join The Colorado Department of Health Care, Policy, and Finaancing for Case Management Redesign Member and Family Listening Sessions! Taking place July 27th and July 28th, 2021. Click here for more details. 

Join us for Snack & Chat on August 17th from 3 -4 PM featuring Author and Attorney, Jeff Althaus, hosting a special presentation on Estate and Special Needs Planning. Held virtually via Zoom. Please register or RSVP below!

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Since 1962 it has been the mission of The Arc of Adams County to protect, preserve, and promote the human and civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
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