Get to Know Us
The Arc of Augusta, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has served individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) in the independent cities of Waynesboro, Staunton and in greater Augusta County since 1960. We are the local chapter of the national organization, The Arc of the US.
Traditionally an advocacy agency, The Arc works in conjunction with other Arc chapters in Virginia and throughout the United States to advocate for the civil and human rights of individuals with developmental disorders. In the last 50 years, our chapter has made tremendous growth, starting from a small group of parents advocating for their children to operating a school (before special education in public schools) to summer camps, day programs and having a strong voice in both local and state government. The Arc of Augusta’s history is strong and our future is stronger!
Currently, we are a provider of a variety of educational, social, recreational and advocacy services. 100 percent of The Arc clients have a primary diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability. Our Arc chapter also continues to push for changes in state and federal law to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities and we are partners with a wide variety of human service organizations in and around our current service area.
Our Mission and Values
The Arc of Augusta works to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community activities and advocacy.
The Arc of Augusta is committed to education, awareness, advocacy, and providing services for all children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County areas.