The Arc of Chester County is closely monitoring the changing and evolving information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are working around the clock to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all those we serve in The Arc community. Our Program Directors are working closely with their teams to continue offering the uninterrupted services and assistance our population relies on, especially those with disabilities. We are following the directives issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local health departments, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Arc will continue monitoring advisories and government directives as they relate to the pandemic and keep you posted of any changes. Stay safe and be well.

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History

Since 1952,The Arc of Chester County has led the way in making inclusive opportunities available to people with disabilities in Chester County and the surrounding areas.

While the organization has undergone a few name changes through its history, we are now simply known as The Arc of Chester County. When the organization was founded, there were few programs and services for people with disabilities. In line with prevailing thinking, many people with developmental and intellectual disabilities were segregated from their community and/or institutionalized at Pennhurst State School and Hospital, Embreeville State Hospital, and other places. The Arc’s founders defied conventional wisdom by advocating and working for public education and community inclusion for their children.

From the beginning, The Arc has been a respected voice for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The organization continues to be committed to advocate, educate, and provide services to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to enhance the quality of their lives.