Join the Gaston County Arc for our Annual Benefit Gala – A Benefit to help our citizens with intellectual disabilities – on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The event will take place from 6pm – 11pm and will be held at The Gastonia Conference Center 145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. 6:00-7:00 pm Cocktail Hour,… Learn more >>
There are many resources available, both in print and online, with valuable information on a variety of developmental delays. We hope that you will find the links and reading list helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you have a useful link or book you would like to add. Inclusion in this list does… Learn more >>
The Arc of Gaston County works to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by promoting health and wellness through exercise, life skills, nutrition, employment, peer relations, self confidence, and family. The Arc of Gaston County is a local non-profit that serves children and adults with Developmental Disabilities. We were established in 1961 by parents,… Learn more >>
The Arc of Gaston County is committed to securing various opportunities for all people with Developmental Disabilities in order for them to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play throughout Gaston County.
The Arc is further committed to reducing the incidence and limiting the consequences of Developmental Disabilities through the support of friends, families, and the community. With the successful pursuit of equality and justice, the Arc will provide leadership in the field of Developmental Disabilities and develop necessary resources to attain its goals.
We are here to make a difference!
Today, children and adults with Developmental Disabilities have unlimited opportunities to realize their individual potential, and truly grow,thrive and contribute to our community and the world. “You don’t know what anyone is capable of until you give them the opportunity”- this well-known saying applies to 100% of the population we serve.
It is important to recognize that these citizens have many skills and talents, and that their capabilities outweigh any of their limitations. If you look closely, they actually have more in common with their peers than differences
Remember, people with disabilities are PEOPLE FIRST.
Empower them to succeed!
“You don’t know what anyone is capable of until you give them the opportunity”