OUR MISSION

To encourage and celebrate the potential of people who experience disabilities.

For over six decades, The Arc of Anchorage has been a family-focused, grassroots organization.

The Arc of Anchorage has a full array of disability services from birth throughout life for Alaskans who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral and mental health challenges. We provide choices in disability services that best meet the unique needs of those we serve. We recognize each person has dream and goals, ambitions and interests, as well as aptitudes and abilities apart from the disability they experience.

Our Core Values

Respect – We honor everyone’s heritage, history, experiences and specific personal interests.

Integrity – We do the right thing.

Joy – We seize opportunities to create adventure and fulfillment in all aspects of life.

Our Vision

To be a community that recognizes and embraces people of all abilities.

Latest News

#WeAreEssential – Powerful Blog Post from Sibling Advocate

Three Years to the Day Since Senator John McCain’s Thumbs Down: Congress is Still Forgetting #WeAreEssential By: Nicole Jorwic, JD, Senior Director of Public Policy I was up at midnight when the clock turned over to July 28, 2017, my brother Chris’ 28th birthday. My brother has autism and is the person I have on my shoulder, in my heart, and in my head when I advocate every day. I watched...

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