"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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Annual Meeting

Save-the-Date: Arc members are invited to the 2021 Annual Meeting October 21st, 2021, from 6-8 PM. Invitations will be sent closer to the event. Please fill out an award nomination form if you believe someone you know would be a good fit to receive an award at Annual Meeting. Email the completed form to

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Join us for our Virtual Training concerning Parent Rights and Responsibilities for Students in Special Education on September 14th, 2021. RSVP to (English) or  (Spanish). 

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

Join us for an Ask the Doctor Series with Patricia Oliver. The next session is Tuesday, September 21st from 11 AM-12 PM (English) or 10-11 AM (Spanish). RSVP (English) or (Spanish).

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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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