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Our Purpose

The Arc of Missouri believes strongly in the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities to be participating members of their community. People with developmental disabilities have much to offer the community. They and their families share the same hopes and dreams of all others in the community. They want to love and be loved. They want to learn, and they want to teach. They want to accept others, and to be accepted. They want to offer, and receive, respect. They want to contribute to their community and to join others in enjoying recreational opportunities. They want the opportunity to work alongside their neighbors in building a better living environment for all.

Our purpose at the Arc of Missouri is to assist people with developmental disabilities and their families in achieving the opportunity to realize their hopes and dreams. We work toward this goal by:

  • Monitoring and responding to legislative proposals which impact the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families;
  • Monitoring actions and policies of Missouri's Department of Mental Health, particularly the Division of Developmental Disabilities and working with them to create policies which enhance the quality of life for all Missourians;
  • Informing people with developmental disabilities and their families of our position on issues and encouraging action steps by them when appropriate, such as contacting legislators and the Division of Developmental Disabilities on particular issues and testifying at budget hearings.
  • Engage in educational and information-sharing opportunities which will contribute to an enhanced quality of life for all.
    Working together, we can help build a better world for all.

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