The Arc of Palm Beach County



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.



2023-2024 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.


The Arc’s Employment & Training Services are comprised of a full range of career and education programs designed to integrate adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) into our community through a variety of employment options. These programs help individuals increase their independence and achieve economic self-sufficiency by earning income to support their lives.


Family & Community Living Services promote independence and full community participation for individuals with disabilities and their families through residential services, respite care, family support, social engagement opportunities, self-advocacy training, and other services that help families make important life decisions.