Arc Northland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving children and adults with disabilities and their families since 1951. We are affiliated with The Arc of the United States, a nationwide disability rights organization, and the Arc Minnesota.
Like most Arc’s across the country, we were started by parents who wanted their children to remain home with the family and not go to live in an institution. They wanted their children to grow up and be a part of the community, receive an education in school with their peers and grow to be healthy, happy and successful adults who feel a part of and fully included in their community.
Approximately, one in five people in the United States has a disability. Arc Northland’s purpose is to support individuals and families through the many services we offer, the networks we are a part of and the legislative initiatives we work for. Our intent is to ensure that all people with disabilities are valued members of society and that the focus is on their many gifts, talents and abilities.