The mission of The Arc of Rensselaer County is to advocate for the rights and safety of individuals of all ages who have an intellectual disability and/or a developmental disability or delay.
The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and available resources in assisting individuals and their families to meet their needs and goals.
The Arc works to influence societal attitudes and governmental policy so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance, and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.
I do this work because I find myself looking forward to every day. The people we support have taught me so much about themselves. People have broken dozens of preconceived notions I had, and have proven to me over and over, how truly wonderful and capable they are. The experience motivates me and has helped me learn so much about my self, and has become a truly formative and awe-inspiring experience.
- Mitchell Brooks
Direct Service Manager
Brunswick Center Services