To provide people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities the ordinary and extraordinary opportunities of life.
To leverage our size, financial strength, high quality, individualized services, and 70 years of family leadership to be the innovators in our field.
Over the next 10 years, we will create a universally strong, united organization that shapes the future of supports and services for New Yorkers with disabilities.
Our Core Values
The Arc New York believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities, and inherent value — not by their disability.
The Arc New York believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.
The Arc New York believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil, and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.
The Arc New York believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.
The Arc New York believes that society in general and The Arc in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender, and type of disability).