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Give Birmingham: The Arc of Central Alabama

The people served by The Arc of Central Alabama are one of the most vulnerable groups often overlooked in society. The Arc serves 900+ of these amazing people 24/7, all 365 days of the year through our five core programs. Community experience provides educational and adaptive life-skills training for adults with IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities). Residential services support adolescents and adults with IDD in a comfortable, safe home environment. Employment support provides training for adults with IDD who desire to work and empowering individuals to be as independent as possible. Early intervention serves toddlers and their families through in-home therapy, special instruction, and resources. None of these programs would be possible without advocacy—advocating for the rights of people with IDD and funding to support their needs at the local state and national level.


• We are considered the only non-reject program in Alabama, meaning we accept all referrals through the proper channels and no one is turned away due to severity of disability, psychiatric diagnosis, behavioral challenges, or medical needs.

• The Arc is the only provider in Alabama that can provide services for a person’s lifetime, supporting them at all ages, from birth to death.

• We are the state’s largest provider of services and also designated as a crisis center for individuals with IDD.

• The Arc of Central Alabama has been accredited by both the Council on Quality Leadership (CQL) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).


The Arc of Central Alabama serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families through comprehensive and quality programming, advocacy efforts, education, and awareness, all in an effort to ensure those with IDD have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential for the most independent life possible.

6001 Crestwood Blvd.

Birmingham, AL 35212

(205) 323-6383

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