The Arc of Oakland County provides families with direct information about community resources as well as referrals to schools, physicians, dentists, attorneys, and others. Approximately 4,000 were served this past year. Printed information is available upon request. A sample mailing packet would include: our national, award-winning monthly newsletter, PROFILES, a brochure explaining the programs and services of The Arc of Oakland County, a membership application, plus other information relating to a specific request.
With education and awareness comes understanding and acceptance. The Arc of Oakland County views increased public awareness as one of the major components to greater understanding and community acceptance of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To this end, The Arc of Oakland County staff provides members, families, professionals, organizations, and the community-at-large with direct and indirect information about intellectual and developmental disabilities.