About Us

History

Since 1955, The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley has been the premier advocacy organization for children and adults with intellectual, cognitive and related developmental disabilities. A local chapter of The Arc of the United States and the Arc of West Virginia, The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley is committed to helping individuals with disabilities achieve their greatest potential.

Mission

The mission of The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley is to ensure a satisfying and productive life for the citizens we serve with intellectual, cognitive and related developmental disabilities and their families.

Core Values

Parents, family members, people with disabilities, volunteers and other community members are the driving force of The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley. From the grassroots of The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley come the dreams and philosophy that drive the core values, the ability to shape public policy and the mutual support that parents and people with disabilities provide for one another. We agree that the Core Values of The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley will guide our actions and decisions.

People: The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have strengths, abilities, and inherent value; are equal before the law; and must be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of the level of their disability.

Democracy: The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley is an organization of, by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Our policy decisions are made by informed voting members, organized into affiliated state and local chapters.

Visionary Leadership: The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley values new ideas, innovation and inspired leadership. We seek constantly to improve our focus, knowledge and effectiveness.

Community Participation: The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley works toward ensuring that all people have the fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights and opportunities to live, learn, work, play and worship in communities of their choosing.

Diversity: The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley seeks and supports diverse leadership and membership. Our concept of diversity includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, socio-economic status, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender, family status and type and level of disability.

Integrity and Excellence: Members and leaders of The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley promote our mission, core values and position statements with integrity and accountability. We conduct our business according to the highest ethical standards.

Approved by the The Arc of the US Board of Directors, July 2005

Service Area

Our service area varies depending on the program and funding source, but we primarily serve a 10-county region for the majority of programs, with the entire state of West Virginia receiving services for others.