The Arc of Butte County is a nonprofit, charitable community organization, on a mission since 1953 to help individuals with developmental disabilities and their families live meaningful lives!

Dedicated to ensuring the opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to realize goals and enhance their quality of life, The Arc of Butte County began as a group of parents seeking support and guidance from each other, as well as their government.

Our local Arc chapter joined a network of state and national chapters to effectively advocate for improvements in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. The Arc of Butte County joins The Arc organization in promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

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Family Support Programs

For the past decade the Arc of Butte County has focused on strengthening families with special needs members. Day to day life, with its... Read More

Adult Day Program

The Arc of Butte County’s Adult Day Program (ADP) is a day program that includes both center-based and community-based experiences as well as a... Read More

Independent Living Skills/Parenting

The Independent Living Skills/Parenting program consists of an ongoing series of classes related to parenting the special-needs child. Parenting a child with special needs... Read More

Respite Care Services

Every Saturday, the Family Support staff plan recreational activities for special needs children and their siblings, offering a variety of social experiences. If you would... Read More

Arc Advocacy

Because we believe informed parents make the best advocates, The Arc of Butte County provides workshops and individualized assistance to help increase the parents’... Read More

Translation Services

One of the services that The Arc of Butte County provides for our families is translations and interpretations. The Arc of Butte County has... Read More

Respite Care Services

Respite Care Service offers personalized support to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. A respite care provider is available to provide... Read More

Respite Care Services

The Arc of Butte County offers a variety of services to our families and to individuals through the Far Northern Regional Center. These provide... Read More

Yoga Class

This class offers meditation, stretching and physical wellness, as well as breathing techniques to reduce stress and foster a calm mind. Julie Silva, a... Read More

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