About us

The Arc of Central Kentucky is a chapter of The Arc of Kentucky and the Arc of the United States, serving Lexington and the surrounding area. You are invited to join us!

Our vision is to provide a future  for persons with Intellectual and/or developmental disability,with the services and supports  that promote respect, choice, friendship,  quality of life, and the opportunity to  contribute to society.

The Arc of Central Kentucky’s Mission Statement:  The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and /or developmental disabilities  and actively supports their full  inclusion and participation  in the community throughout their  lifetimes.

People FirstThe Arc believes that all  people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are defined by their strengths, and inherent value, not by their disability.

Equity The Arc believes that people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.

Community – The Arc believes that people with Intellectual and/or 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.