Community Support Services

Respite:
All parents need time away from their children to rest, regroup, pursue other interests and develop other relationships. Many of the options and outlets which are routine to others, such as sitters (care providers), are difficult for families with a child or adult with a developmental disability. No one can accurately estimate the physical, emotional, and financial costs incurred by the families who have a member with a developmental disability. Daily care of individuals with disabilities can be a demanding job. Without time to rest and refresh, most parents begin to wear out. The Arc of Vigo County Respite Care Program is here to help keep families of persons with developmental disabilities together by giving them time apart.

If you enjoy challenging, rewarding opportunities and are understanding and willing to be trained, please consider becoming a care provider.

Habilitation:
Habilitation is designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in acquiring, retaining, and improving self-help, social and adaptive skills necessary to continue residing in their home and community, while maximizing their presence in the community and enhancing the global quality of their lives.

Skills worked on include:

  • Self-direction training
  • Money Management
  • Socialization Skill Training
  • Daily Living Skills Training
  • Mobility Training
  • Many other daily living skills

News and Events

Arc of Indiana - Public Policy Page

The Arc works to inspire positive change in public policy and public attitudes.

Through volunteers and staff, The Arc of Indiana has a full time presence at the Indiana State House, and, as an affiliate of The Arc of the United States, in the halls of Congress. Through our work with elected officials and leaders of state agencies The Arc advocates for funding, legislation, regulations and policies that make a positive difference in the lives of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and families.


Learn more and sign up to receive Action Alerts and legislative updates at The Arc – Public Policy Advocacy.