The Arc of Chester County is a premier provider of services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families.

Through education and support, the dedicated staff of The Arc of Chester County patiently guides people with disabilities toward the most self-sufficient life possible. The ultimate goal of all programs and services is to help each person reach his or her greatest level of independence.

Upcoming Events
Nov
9

Get your holiday shopping started at The Arc Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at The Arc!

Dec
6

Visit and take photos with Santa and enjoy arts & crafts and a delicious pancake breakfast 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at The Arc!

Nov
9

Get your holiday shopping started at The Arc Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at The Arc!

Dec
31

The Arc of Chester County thanks you for helping us make this event a huge success and helping individuals with disabilities lead meaningful lives. Because of  YOU, our sponsors and in-kind donors , we were able to raise over $52,000! Thank youaaa

Dec
31

  The Arc of Chester County is excited to announce Christine Shelly has joined as our new Fee for Service Education Advocate.  To learn more about Christine, the services offered and if you qualify, click here to go to theaaa

Dec
31

The Arc’s P.L.U.S program, Preschool Learning through Understanding and Success, offers a unique learning environment that fosters all abilities for children from a young age. In an inclusive setting, the program provides the opportunity for children with disabilities and studentsaaa

Dec
31

When Joshua March was born in January 1998, it was with unexpected medical issues. Joshua’s challenges included hydrocephalus, seizure disorder, extremely low muscle tone, and severe developmental delays. Despite numerous genetic studies, no genetic disorders or syndromes to explain Joshua’saaa

Dec
31

Before there even was The Arc of Chester County, Agnes Chesko was connected to Ruth Wood through their family physician in 1952. Agnes had concerns about her son Bobby’s development, and her helpful physician suggested she contact Ruth, whose daughteraaa

Dec
31

In 2000, parents of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, service providers, educators, advocates, self-advocates, and staff support from The Arc of Chester County and the Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities created a self-determination advisory committee.aaa

Dec
31

Thanks to provisions for preschool education in 1972′s right to education legislation, First Step of Chester County opened its doors. The program filled a gap for families and their preschool-age old children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As Anne Bernstein,aaa

Dec
31

Six-year-old Aidan McGuire joined The Arc family at age three when he began attending the First Step early intervention preschool. At age one, Aidan was diagnosed with a rare chromosome translocation. No other documented cases of the same translocation exist,aaa

Why Choose the ARC?
  • We have a long history of providing quality services to people with disabilities and their families
  • Our services span a lifetime from infancy through senior-hood
  • Our commitment to advocacy ensures our impact extends beyond those we serve directly