The Arc of the East Bay – for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Message from our CEO/President

I’m writing to our supporters to let you know that we are still working diligently to provide quality services to our participants.  The last few weeks have been challenging but we persist.Like you, we are navigating the impact of COVID-19 on a day-to-day basis with the health and safety of our participants and staff as our highest priority.

Our daily outreach is bringing a sense of stability to our participants while addressing isolation and confusion that people with developmental disabilities are particularly vulnerable to in times of crisis.  
We have moved quickly to adapt our services virtually, activating a new distance learning model.  In addition to continued support for our participants, we are using this time to improve our staff’s skills through online conferences, meetings and training through College of Direct Support.
Our management team is now working on the Governor’s six indicators for our facility and services.  When we are ready to return to service as usual we will be prepared and safe.  Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Ronald Luter
CEO & President
The Arc of the East Bay

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Employment and Life Skills Services for People with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, & More

Check out our video below to learn more about The Arc

The Arc of the East Bay is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering life skills education along with job training and job placement services to some 350 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Conditions such as as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, & fetal alcohol syndrome are developmental disabilities.

Individuals with I/DD from Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Union City, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Union City, and Pleasanton are welcome and can often work with the Regional Center of the East Bay to arrange transportation to The Arc of the East Bay here at 1101 Walpert Street, Hayward.

Learn more about The Arc by clicking on the video below:


Arc Serves a Wide Range of People with Developmental Disabilities

Our clients live in the East Bay and are clients of The Regional Center of the East Bay. Regional Center case workers assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and families in determining the necessary services and refers them to various service providers such as The Arc of the East Bay.  

The Arc offers you excellent services for all levels of I/DD AND effective advocacy – a two-for-one proposition you find with very few other services organizations. We partner with the 22 other Arc chapters in the state to support The Arc California.  The Arc California is your advocacy office in Sacramento established to preserve the Lanterman Act, and react to proposed legislation that impacts the lives of our clients.  The Arc California also works to ensure state funding for the programs in which your loved ones participate.  The Arc the United States performs a similar function on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

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