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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

The Arc Gloucester is a non profit organization proudly supporting adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1957.

What is a developmental disability?

A developmental disability is a life-long disability that occurs before the age of 22 and causes three or more limitations in the following areas of life activity: self care, language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.

The month of March has been recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month since 1987 which gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about people with developmental disabilities and educate our communities on becoming more inclusive and understanding.

The Arc Gloucester provides residential services, day habilitation, vocational services, respite opportunities and more to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities! These services provide the individuals we work with equal opportunities to live, work and socialize in their chosen communities. 


Raise Awareness!

  • Continue to learn about The Arc Gloucester and the work we do!
  • Share information about The Arc Gloucester on social media
  • Reach out to your legislators
  • Learn about disability inclusion opportunities
  • Invite The Arc Gloucester to host an awareness presentation

Attend An Event!

  • Annual Gala
  • Murder Mystery Party
  • Monthly Dine and Donate
  • Walk & 5K 

Raise Funds!

  • Donate to The Arc Gloucester
  • Buy something from our Amazon Wishlist
  • Host a Dine and Donate
  • Start a bake sale
  • Organize a day of caring event

Share Your Story!

  • Tell us about a time you advocated for yourself
  • What you are doing for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • How has The Arc Gloucester made an impact on your life?


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