At the order of Governor Tom Wolf, The Arc of Chester County Preschool, ABBLES, Adult Transportation Services & Recreation events suspended until further notice. The agency will continue to operate, however effective immediately we will not hold meetings at our office or allow any visitors to come to our facility until further notice.

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), the US Department of State, 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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The Arc of Chester County’s advocacy services help families and self-advocates understand and navigate the mental health/intellectual and developmental disability service systems. Our advocates safeguard individual rights and promote self-determination and inclusion.

The Arc’s advocates:

  • Provide one-to-one support and mentoring services
  • Help parents effectively plan for their adult child’s future and effectively participate in planning meetings
  • Accompany families and self-advocates to meetings as needed
  • Provide ongoing support for self-advocates with limited family involvement
  • Initiate, promote, and support individual and county-wide self-determination and self-advocacy efforts
  • Provide training for self-advocates
  • Monitor progress made in the areas of inclusion, self-determination, employment, habilitation, and recreation
  • Actively promote systems change and improvement through state and national lobbying

Click here to download the Advocacy Fee Service Agreement

Click here to download the Advocacy FREE Service Agreement

Click here to download the Chester County Self-Determination Committee’s Terms and Definitions Guide.

If you or an adult family member with a disability would like to speak to an Arc advocate, please contact Kim Booz.

610-696-8090 ext. 234