Serving Individuals with Disabilities Since 1964

Since The Arc of the Ozarks' beginning in 1964 the overall goal has been to bring about a significant change in attitude towards individuals with developmental disabilities. Operating as a nonprofit organization, we strive to hear the needs of individuals and families and explore ways to fund solutions that best meet those needs. We today serve the southwest Missouri community with a list of live, work, play and learn services including residential, employment, community integration, education and recreation, dual diagnosis services and autism services. 

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The Renovations Program specializes in serving individuals with a co-occurring developmental disability and psychiatric disorder and/or significant behavioral problems in a community-based setting. 
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Education & Recreation

The Education & Recreation Service offers a wide variety of activities aimed at promoting and encouraging the interests and continued education of individuals.
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Applied Behavior Analysis uses empirically based procedures to help individuals learn socially appropriate skills and achieve independence in all settings (home, school, community). 
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Counterpoint autism

CounterPoint offers tailored support systems that build personal strengths, social skills and assist families to maximize individuals' independence and participation in community and family life.
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Employment Solutions

Employment Solutions is designed to aid individuals with disabilities in finding, obtaining and maintaining a job of interest in the community. 
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Rivendale Institute of Learning and Center for Autism provides a safe and comfortable learning environment that promotes and encourages children to succeed in all areas of life. 

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Residential Supports

Residential Supports are provided in Group Home and Individualized Supported Living (ISL) arrangements to allow individuals with disabilities to be as active, independent and self-reliant as possible. 
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Community Connections offers off-site and on-site day habilitation services in a classroom-style setting to support individuals in gaining life and social skills. 
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Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy provides information and links to resources that enable individuals to make the best decisions in directing their own lives within the communities in which they live.
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