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Mission Statement

Arcâ s two-fold purpose is to ensure the rights of all persons with developmental disabilities through ongoing advocacy, and to provide specialized programs and services to help individuals lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Its ultimate goal is to help these individuals attain an improved quality of life by providing opportunities that will allow them to not only live and work independently, but ultimately to make a real contribution to their communities. At the same time, Arc works to reduce the incidence of mental retardation and to limit its consequences by creating programs that promote advocacy, education, research and community support.

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Association for Retarded Citizens, South Florida is a local chapter of The Arc, one of the largest volunteer organizations in the U.S. Founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, Arc, South Florida serves the over 60,000 Miami-Dade County citizens with developmental disabilities. Though still governed by volunteers through the Board of Directors, Arc, South Florida has grown into a major community agency, providing a variety of programs and services that affect hundreds of participants each and every day.

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http://www.arcsofla.org

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