Founder of The Arc of the Ozarks, Carolyn Newport and her son, Timothy. 

Founder of The Arc of the Ozarks, Carolyn Newport and her son, Timothy. 

Our History

In 1959, a small group of parents recognized the need for services for children with developmental disabilities. A support network was built for these children and their families resulting in the 1964 establishment of The Arc.

Today, The Arc serves individuals with a variety of disabilities. Services include residential, education, dual diagnosis, medically fragile, day habilitation, therapeutic recreation, advocacy, autism services, employment and psychological counseling.

The Arc is affiliated with The Arc of the U.S., and our programs are accredited by CARF.