non profit for intellectual disabilities casper wy

Organizational Information

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

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

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


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 over thirty 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.