The Arc of Central Alabama serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through comprehensive and quality programming, advocacy efforts, education, and awareness, all in an effort to ensure each person affected by I/DD has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential for the most independent life possible.


People with intellectual and developmental disabilities will live the lives they choose as valued, contributing, and equal members of their community.

The Arc’s role in that vision:

  1. Serve those who cannot find support elsewhere
  2. Close the gaps in both understanding and in services by acting as an advocate and by providing necessary and innovative programs
  3. Become lasting partners with individuals, their families, and other natural supports to improve quality of life


People We Serve Come First: We believe the health, welfare, safety, potential for growth, and choices of the people we serve are the first considerations in every decision.

Community Is Key: We believe family members, natural supports, and other champions in the community are central to the supports and services we provide. These advocates around us play a significant leadership role in providing direction and support to the agency.

Our Staff Team Is Important: We believe every staff person has a vital role in achieving our mission. We are committed to providing quality training, support, and supervision in a productive and respectful atmosphere. We value each other’s contributions.

Excellence Is A Continuous Process: We believe in hard work, dedication, honesty, integrity, and mutual respect. We take responsibility for our actions, seek solutions to difficult problems, and strive for continuous quality improvement.

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Title VI Notice of Protection Against Discrimination

The Arc of Central Alabama operates its programs without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with The Arc of Central Alabama.

For more information on the civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact:

The Arc of Central Alabama
6001 Crestwood Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35212

A complaint may be filed directly with the Federal Transit Administration by contacting:

Office Of Civil Rights
Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator
East Building
5th Floor- TCR
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington DC 20590

If information is needed in another language, then contact (205) 705-1836