History

History

The Arc of Walker County has sustained a proud history of success for more than 40 years.  The foundation was incorporated in 1975 by individuals interested in the well-being and future needs of people with developmental disabilities. The Arc initially opened a small program for adults, but has expanded its programs to include Early Intervention for children from birth to age 3, Early Head Start for ages 1 to 3, and REACH Pre-Kindergarten for 4-year-olds. The programs are housed in the Marion Bankhead Grant Center.  Adult programs are located at the Russell Dairy Road facility and include Day Habilitation, Supported Employment, Semi-independent Living, and community homes.  Case management, therapy and recreation for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities are provided at both facilities.