The Arc of Central Alabama

Category: Behavior Therapy, Childcare/Daycare, Education, Respite & Support

The Arc of Central Alabama serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families through comprehensive and quality programming, advocacy efforts, education and awareness, all in an effort to ensure each person affected by IDD has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential for the most independent life possible.

Community Day Program
The goal of the Community Day Program is to provide an inclusive, stimulating environment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to learn daily living skills, socialize with their peers, stay engaged with their community, and provide opportunities for learning and creativity. The Arc provides opportunities for continued learning and engagement. Individuals can visit our Crestwood campus or utilize the gym and wellness program. Programming is tailored to each individual’s needs, interests, and abilities. For example, some individuals may need to concentrate on name recognition and basic hand-eye coordination. Alternatively, some may need to focus on money management, navigating public transportation, and maintaining the appropriate parameters of interpersonal relationships.

Residential Program
Our Residential Program strives to enable individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to learn skills for self-sufficiency that help them reach their highest potential and live the most independent life possible. Not only do Arc homes provide physical shelter, but also food, security, and a sense of family. Resources are available to help each individual thrive as active and valued members of their community. Our current options include group homes for geriatric and medically-fragile individuals, supervised community living, and independent to semi-independent residences.

Employment Support
Through our Employment Support program, we seek to integrate those with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the workforce and help individuals achieve their personal goals and dreams. By providing guidance for competitive employment, individuals can achieve their maximum vocational potential, thus enabling them to become more independent and valued members of their community. Our support professionals also focus on job retention and encouraging individuals to advocate for themselves.

Early Intervention
Through The Arc’s HOPE Program, service coordinators create plans tailored specifically to each child. Therapists and providers come into the child’s home or natural setting to train family members and other caretakers. As development progresses, plans of care are adjusted to accommodate changing abilities and preferences. This one-on-one support not only benefits the child’s progression but also enables family and other natural supports to be as helpful as possible in the process. Services are provided regardless of income level.

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Address: 6001 Crestwood Boulevard Birmingham, AL 35212
Phone 1: 205-705-1840
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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Ages Served: The Arc serves individuals with IDD throughout their lifetime. Early Intervention spans birth to three years.
Services Provided:

Early Intervention, Community Experience, Employment Support, Adult & Adolescent Residential Services

In Business Since?: Since 1953
Non-profit: Yes
Disabilities Served:

Focus on intellectual and developmental disabilities

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