A Leader in Disability Rights

The Arc of Pueblo is a local chapter of the Arc of Colorado and part of the Arc of the United States. The Arc is known as the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.

At The Arc of Pueblo we work to promote and protect those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to actively support opportunities and philosophies that are inclusive and welcoming to all.

How important is The Arc of Pueblo's mission?

Consider this:

  • Across the world, more than one billion people – or 15% of the world’s population – live with disabilities.
  • There are 120 to 150 million children with disabilities under the age of 18 worldwide.
  • Globally as many as 19 million children with disabilities, a third of the entire out-of-school population, are excluded from education

The Arc of Pueblo’s role in our community affects the lives of individuals throughout the Southern Colorado! Reaching out to support individuals who need assistance serving themselves, the professionally trained staff is an invaluable resource to the disabled as well as a thriving asset to loved ones who care for them.

The Arc of Pueblo Specializes In:



Guardianship is special program that allows us to care for those who can't make significant decisions on their own. Our powerful program protects and guides an individuals rights as they develop into adult life stages. 

Educational Advocacy

Educational Advocacy

The Arc of Pueblo provides advocates that empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to achieve full and satisfying lives through awareness of their rights, responsibility, and opportunities in educational planning.  Our advocates assist with the creation of both individual and 504 educational plans.

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Public Policy

Public policy is important to the growth and development of every community and The Arc of Pueblo represents the rights of the disabled population working to achieve lasting government standards that protect and serve the individual as well as the community we serve.

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The Arc of Pueblo specializes in the tools and resources needed to support caregivers and the disabled as they pursue a complete life full of joy, happiness, and unlimited possibilities. We work to connect families to valuable local support services.

Join the Arc

Take your first step towards building a community with equal rights and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Let’s work together to ensure that the access to services and supports and that the rights and services conquered since 1957 will be available to ALL.

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Compassion At Work

The Arc of Pueblo acts to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their parents, siblings, family members have access to services that enhance and support a well-rounded lifestyle.

Arc services include:

  • Advocacy for K-12 and Postsecondary Education
  • Seeking Employment
  • Housing and Independent Living
  • Connections with Comprehensive Healthcare
  • Right to Vote/Political Participation
  • Healthy Individual Decision-Making
  • Guardianship or Other Alternatives
  • Community Safety and Engagement
  • Social Connections and Recreation
  • Access to Assistive Technology

Strong National Presence

With nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities.

The Arc works with its federation of state and local chapters to create an impressive network of human service agencies ensuring they have the strongest civil rights advocates promoting and protecting their needs at all levels.

Our nationwide network of chapters provides a wide range of human services and other supports to people with I/DD and their family members, including individual and public policy advocacy and residential, educational, and vocational services that let people with I/DD participate and be included in their communities. In addition, many of our chapters provide person-centered and financial planning, recreational activities, and other supports that meet the unique needs of people with I/DD and their families.

Achieve with us.

For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.