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History

History

Peggy Marshall, Co Founder of The Arc Pikes Peak Region

Peggy Marshall, Co Founder of The Arc Pikes Peak Region

History of The Arc Pikes Peak Region

Organized in 1955 by a group of parents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc Pikes Peak Region is a local chapter of a national organization of parents, professionals and interested citizens.

Together, more than 700 state and local chapters of The Arc form the largest volunteer organization in the U.S.  These chapters are devoted solely to the welfare of the more than seven million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The Arc works on the local, state, and national levels to ensure that the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are being respected and met.

  • Develop and promote quality services;
  • Educate the pubic about the rights and needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  • Create awareness about prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities in newborns and young children; and
  • Encourage research, progressive legislation and policy.
  • Visit The Arc of the United States