In November 1962, two mothers met over a cup of coffee to explore the possibilities of establishing a school for their children. They started knocking on doors and soon located more than a dozen parents who joined in their efforts. By February 1963, officers and board members were elected and in October 1963, we were officially incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation.
Since 1963— the Arc of Johnson County
Since 1993— 1 of 6 statewide model sites for VR's Indiana Employment Initiative, embracing fully inclusive, community-focused services and personalized job options for people with disabilities
Since 1993---a United Way of Johnson County partnering agency
Since 1994---accredited at maximum level by CARF International, the
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (and as 'Exemplary' national model 2006)
Since 1995---Johnson County's public transit system, open to all
Since 1999---an FTA Transit system and FTA national model of 'community transit coordination' addressing unmet needs
Since 2006---an Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation model pilot site for Deaf Employment Services
And in 2014---guided by a leadership team of 6 with 147 years combined experience!
• 55 years strong! We're the "local hometown boys", committed long-term to this community.
• People come first! Everyone deserves to work, learn, live, enjoy, and contribute to their community. By living our Mission, we assist people in achieving that life.
• Our Mission also leads us to embrace and build that community, and to welcome others with similar needs, with and without disabilities, to benefit from our services.
• Located in the heart of Johnson County, we also gladly serve southern Marion and our neighboring Counties.