A Leader in Disability Rights
The Arc of Oklahoma is 501(c)(3) nonprofit and state chapter of The Arc of the United States, the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every Oklahoman and family living with IDD across our state has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
We represent and serve all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities. Our programs include family support, grassroots advocacy, self-advocacy, grief support, and Oklahoma Advocates Involved in Monitoring, a volunteer-run program to regularly monitor the quality-of-life for those living in state-supported residential housing.
The organization was originally founded in 1952 by parents of children with IDD who faced lives in which few options existed beyond institutional care. The Arc of Oklahoma is a proud Partner Agency of the Tulsa Area United Way.
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