The Arc of Central Alabama

The Arc of Central Alabama serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in J

The Arc of Central Alabama has been providing services to over 800 children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities since 1953. Our goal is to ensure that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) live their most independent lives possible. All donations to The Arc go directly to the five programs we offer: Employment Placement, Community Day Services,

07/16/2024

Meet April Williams, she is a Residential Director and has been with The Arc for 14 years.

When asked why working for The Arc is important to her, she said, “Serving with the Arc is important to me because I get to advocate for a population whom are often looked over. They show you unconditional love and are very appreciative of the smallest acts done for their benefit.”

Her favorite event is the BeYOUtiful BHM Fashion Show because, “The models are so energetic and ready to strut their stuff!”

Be sure to follow along as we continue to share what The Arc means to the individuals who help serve everyday and learn more ways you can help our mission!

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 07/12/2024

🦋 GrowABLE Garden Update 🦋

Exciting news from the Arc of Central Alabama Day Program! Our GrowABLE garden is thriving with fresh tomatoes, peppers, mint, oregano, and so much more! 🌼🌻

07/09/2024

Join us in celebrating Disability Pride Month! At The Arc of Central Alabama, we honor the strength, resilience, and diversity of our incredible community. This month, we amplify the voices of people with disabilities and advocate for a more inclusive world where everyone can thrive.

Together, we can break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and champion the rights of all individuals with disabilities. Let’s spread awareness, foster understanding, and celebrate the unique contributions that make our community so vibrant.

Share your stories, support each other, and show your pride! 💙✨

07/04/2024

Wishing everyone a safe and joyous holiday filled with fun, fireworks, and the spirit of togetherness. Let’s continue to champion inclusion and celebrate the diverse voices that make our country beautiful.
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07/01/2024

Meet Taneka Gillard, she has been a nurse with The Arc for four years.

When asked why working for The Arc is important to her, she said, “I enjoy working for The ARC because I too have a child with developmental delays.  I feel like the persons we serve ARE my community! The ARC has been flexible with me when it comes to meeting the needs of my disabled daughter. I feel like they understand all that is entailed when it comes to serving this underserved population.  From social skills,to medical needs and even residential requirements- The ARC provides a wealth of information, knowledge and services! As a parent of a child with special needs, it warms my heart to know that such an organization exists and that it is national not just a local entity.”

Taneka and her daughter make a beautiful team rocking the runway each year at the BeYOUtiful BHM Fashion Show!

Be sure to follow along as we continue to share what The Arc means to the individuals who help serve everyday and learn more ways you can help our mission!

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 06/21/2024

🌿🦋 We had a magical day at the Arc of Central Alabama! Our day program participants set free the beautiful butterflies they grew from a kit into the GrowABLE Garden. Watching them flutter away into their new home was a moment of pure joy and wonder for everyone involved. 🌼

This hands-on experience not only taught us about the life cycle of butterflies but also reminded us of the beauty and importance of nature. Our GrowABLE Garden continues to be a place of growth, learning, and connection for all.

Swipe to see the smiles, the butterflies, and the vibrant garden that made this day unforgettable! 📸✨

06/19/2024

🌟 Celebrating Juneteenth! 🌟

At The Arc of Central Alabama, we are committed to promoting equality, inclusion, and empowerment for all. As we celebrate this historic day, we reaffirm our dedication to creating a world where every individual, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to thrive and achieve their fullest potential.

This past weekend we had the pleasure of participating in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Juneteenth celebration.

Join us in commemorating Juneteenth and continuing the work toward a more inclusive and equitable society.

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 06/14/2024

Check out the updates in the GrowABLE Garden! A fresh coat of chalk paint on the shed, bright colors (and glitter ✨) on the picnic tables, and decorations in the trees. There is no denying the JOY that comes from time spent in the garden! Send us a DM to see how you can get involved

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 06/13/2024

It’s another to the 2024 BeYOUtiful BHM Fashion Show! Today we are spotlighting more of our fabulous models that rocked the runway 💃 and a HUGE thank you to our local boutiques that provided clothes to help them feel confident on the big night! We couldn’t do it without you!

06/11/2024

Meet Dominic DiMauro, currently serving on our Junior Board and the 2022-2023 Junior Board Chairman.

Serving on the Junior Board is important to Dominic because, “First and foremost, it allows me to contribute to a cause I l deeply passionate about: supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Central Alabama plays a crucial role in advocating for and providing services to these individuals, and being part of this mission gives me a profound sense of purpose and connection to my community.

Moreover, volunteering on the junior board offers valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth. I have the chance to develop leadership skills, collaborate with like-minded peers, and engage in meaningful projects that have a tangible impact. The experience also broadens my understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and the importance of fostering an inclusive society.”

Be sure to follow along with us over the next couple of months as individuals share what The Arc of Central Alabama means to them and learn more about how you can support our mission

06/05/2024

🌈 Happy Pride from The Arc of Central Alabama! 🌈

At The Arc, we celebrate and embrace the vibrant diversity of our community. We stand proud with our LGBTQ+ friends, family, and colleagues, championing a world where everyone is valued and included.

Let’s honor the courage, strength, and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community today and every day. Together, we can create a future where love and acceptance know no bounds. 🏳️‍🌈💖

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 06/03/2024

The GrowABLE garden is getting a makeover! 🪴🌻 Keep checking our page for updates! If you have any plants you’d like to donate, please DM us!

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 05/30/2024

Throwback Thursday to this year’s BeYOUtiful BHM Fashion Show! We couldn’t do it without the talent of our beYOUtiful models that put on the best show rocking the runway. A HUGE thanks to all of our local boutiques that dresses our models and helped them feel confident on the big night.

05/27/2024

Honoring the brave individuals who gave everything for our freedom 🇺🇸

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 05/24/2024

🎉Thank Goodness It’s Friday! 🎉

Did you know that we have music class twice a week at the day program? And we always have a blast! 🎶 Check out some highlights from this week 🎶

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 05/22/2024

It was a beautiful day to tee off to support The Arc. Thank you to our sponsors and teams for your support at Golfing for Good ⛳️ making a difference one swing at a time!

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 05/17/2024

It was an exciting day getting soil in the garden beds at The Arc. Look for updates as we get started on the GrowABLE Garden! 🪴 🌸 💐

05/14/2024

The countdown is on! There is still time to register to tee off for a day of fun and philanthropy 🏌️‍♀️ click the link in our bio!

05/10/2024

It’s a beautiful day to enjoy some golf! Thanks ! Be sure to click the link in our bio to register now for Golfing for Good on May 21st at Greystone Country Club

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 05/09/2024

Let’s continue celebrating our fabulous nurses! Your talent, dedication, and commitment make a difference in the lives of all the individuals served by The Arc each day. Join us in saying THANK YOU!

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 05/07/2024

It’s national nurses week and here at The Arc we have the best of the best! Please join us in saying a heartfelt THANK YOU! And stay tuned as we highlight more of the special nurses that help make The Arc run smoothly 🩺

05/06/2024

Get ready to tee off for a worthwhile cause! There is still time to secure spot for Golfing For Good!

05/01/2024

🏌️‍♂️⛳ Calling all golf enthusiasts! 🏌️‍♀️⛳

Join us for a day of golfing for a great cause at the Golfing for Good event benefiting The Arc of Central Alabama! 🌟 On May 21, 2024, come out to the beautiful Greystone Golf & Country Club for a day filled with swings, putts, and good times!

Whether you're a seasoned golfer or just looking to have some fun on the course, you can participate as an individual or gather your squad for a team of 4. 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️Let's swing into action and make a difference together!

Secure your spot now! https://e.givesmart.com/events/yCu/

04/30/2024

We are so grateful that Guardian Pharmacy of Birmingham was one of our sponsors for the 2024 BeYOUtiful BHM Fashion Show. Be sure to check out their post!

🌟 We're thrilled to share our experience at the BeYOUtiful Fashion Show! 👗 Guardian Pharmacy of Birmingham joined forces with The Arc of Central Alabama to celebrate beauty in all its forms. Check out our highlights from the event and learn how we're supporting inclusivity together.

🔗 [Read more about our journey] https://guardianpharmacybham.com/2024/04/30/guardian-pharmacy-of-birmingham-sponsors-2024-beyoutiful-fashion-show/

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 04/30/2024

Spotlight on our amazing sponsors and corporate friends that helped make the BeYOUtiful BHM Fashion Show a success. Thank you for helping us change the face of beauty in the Magic City!

Photos from Down Syndrome Alabama's post 04/30/2024

There was so much beauty AND personality at the 2024 BeYOUtiful BHM Fashion Show! Thanks for sharing!

Help create an inclusive Alabama—13 organizations you need to know | The Bama Buzz 04/29/2024

Thanks to The Bama Buzz for recognizing The Arc!

Help create an inclusive Alabama—13 organizations you need to know | The Bama Buzz ❤️ Check out these organizations across Alabama that are helping individuals with special needs. 😊👇 BuzzPartner CM

04/25/2024

The auction is LIVE!! There is something for everyone, from diamonds to getaways and much much more! Can’t make it to the event? No problem! Click the link in our bio or visit our website to place your bid online. We will arrange pick up next week.

Let the bidding begin!

Photos from The Arc of Central Alabama's post 04/19/2024

You do not want to miss this night of fun, fashion, food, and beauty! Click the link in our bio to purchase your tickets today!

04/16/2024

Calling all Employers and Employees!

CALLING ALL EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES...MAKE YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND ABILITY DAY!!! APRIL 17TH, 10-12 AT THE STATEHOUSE IN MONTGOMERY! Have you ever attended a craft fair, farmers market or food festival? This is like that, but even better! We will supply tables & chairs, you bring the goodies! We want to include you and your business at ABILITY DAY! Do you employ people with disabilities who want to share their contributions with our legislative leaders? Are you disabled and working? Do you own your own business? Does the place you work at need to be seen as a leader in employment inclusion? If so, register now by scanning the QR code below and reserve your table! You can display all the products and services you bring to Alabama’s workforce through hiring people with a disability and pass out free samples to help our lawmakers “SEE THE ABLE, NOT THE LABEL!” Got Coffee? Cupcakes? Plants? Clothing? Brochures on Services you provide? Whatever it is you bring to the table…show up and show it off on ABILITY DAY! Just scan the QR code below to register your business and secure your spot! We will contact you with more information.

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