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Organizational Information

Organizational Information

Arc of Natrona County (The Arc) Mission/Goals/Purpose

The Arc of Natrona County is committed to securing assistance for all people with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities to give them the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. The Arc is further committed to reducing the incidence and limiting the consequence of developmental disabilities through education, research, advocacy and the support of families, friends and community.

The Arc is a primary agency in Casper serving children with developmental disabilities of all ages. Direct care services are provided in an after school program, summer programs, and adult day services, while at the same time providing the necessary care and accommodations to meet the individual needs of each person served.

History

The Arc of Natrona County is a local organization, which provides a variety of direct and indirect services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Arc initially began as an informal parent organization in 1963 and was formally incorporated in May of 1977. The Arc of Natrona County is an affiliate organization of the Arc of Wyoming and The Arc of the United States.

For twenty-eight years, The Arc of Natrona County has provided respite services, inclusion programs, adult day services, residential habilitation, advocacy, information and referral, and a variety of family supports for Natrona County and the surrounding areas. At the request of parents, The Arc began offering respite services in 1990, through informal arrangements with parents and volunteers. In 1992, the Arc recognized a dramatic rise in the demand for respite services and began offering respite services under the State Medicaid Waiver, which is administered through the Wyoming Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Division.