The Arc of Amador and Calaveras Counties



The Arc of Amador and Calaveras’ mission is to provide support and services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can better learn, work, live and recreate in the mainstream of life.


Since 1971, The Arc has been providing support and services to people with developmental disabilities. The Arc is a nonprofit membership corporation open to anyone with an interest in the welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities. The membership elects officers to serve on the Board of Directors each year.

In addition to the direct services The Arc provides to people in Amador and Calaveras counties, The Arc:

  • Advocates for the development of new services
  • Works cooperatively with regional, state, and national organizations to promote the welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Plans to ensure the long-term availability of services for people with developmental disabilities
  • Works to increase community awareness regarding the strengths and needs of people with developmental disabilities
  • Works to enhance the health and wellness of the people served

All Arc Staff in all service areas receive extensive training, including but not limited to:

  • CPR and First Aid
  • Water Safety
  • Health, Safety and Wellness
  • Workplace Harassment, Diversity & Cultural Sensitivity
  • Rights of the People Served
  • Person Centered Services and Individual Program Plans
  • Job Coaching and Life skills Training
  • Heat Illness / Sun Safety
  • Ethics Training
  • Training on Developmental Disabilities
  • Safe Driving
  • Community Inclusion
  • Facilitation of Self Advocacy
  • Computer Skills Training
  • Social Security Regulations (Supported Employment)
  • Emergency Response Training & Drills
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Medication Safety
  • Illness & Flu Prevention
  • Mandated Abuse Prevention & Reporting
  • Self-Determination
  • Cultural & Linguistic Competency
  • Basic Safety / Power Tool Safety
  • Security & Privacy
  • Many More Topics...