The Arc of Louisiana is an organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc is people – people with developmental disabilities, parents, family members, and friends who work together. We are a grassroots organization with over 6,000 members affiliated through 21 local chapters across the state. A board of directors and a delegate body of representatives from each chapter guides the work of The Arc.
The committed men and women on our board of directors are representatives from each affiliated chapter. They have experienced both the challenges and the triumphs associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities firsthand. Their personal stake in The Arc’s mission provides our volunteers, members, and professional staff with wisdom, inspiration, and guidance
Working for The Arc is more than just a job for many of our staff. They work hard to make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With guidance from our board of directors, The Arc of Louisiana staff work hand-in-hand with our many local chapters to fulfill The Arc’s mission throughout the state.