The Arc of Palm Beach County was founded in 1958 to advocate for the rights and needs of people with intellectual disabilities in Palm Beach County. The Arc has since been providing remarkable services, continuing education, rights advocacy, loving care and family support. Today, programs offer a continuum of care for a lifetime. Services can begin as early as during pregnancy, in order to minimize or prevent developmental delays, and options are available to address a variety of needs for infants, children, teens, adults and families.
2022-2023 United Way Funded Programs
Potentials Therapeutic School serves medically fragile children with significant developmental delays from age three through eighth grade who enter the school unable to walk or talk independently. Children receive instruction based on individual needs, strengths, and abilities. Therapies are infused into students’ academic school day by a highly qualified team.
Community Living provides comprehensive services, including residential group homes, Psychosocial Rehabilitation services, and social engagement opportunities, designed to integrate adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities into our community. Onsite PSR fills a critical service gap for clients with dual diagnoses, helps them cope, and increases their capacity to achieve greater independence.
Family and Respite Services promote independence and full community participation for individuals with disabilities and their families, helping them make important life decisions. Program services include in-home, center, and community-based respite care, parent education/support, self-advocacy training, adult reading groups, summer camp, and workshops.