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Welcome to
The Arc
of Lehigh & Northampton Counties

Our Mission and Impact

The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties champions a life of inclusion, opportunity, and equity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through advocacy, education, and supports. The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties envisions that all people with IDD are valued, respected, and fully included members of their community with the right to choose where they live, learn, work, and play. We align with The Arc of U.S. and The Arc of Pennsylvania in our beliefs around human dignity, personhood, choice, rights, community, support, equity, and diversity.

Who We Are

The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties works passionately to champion a life of inclusion, opportunity and equity as we advocate for, educate, serve, and support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. We strive to ensure that all people with IDD have access to high quality programs which are responsive to their needs and that they are valued, respected and fully included members of our Lehigh Valley communities with the right to choose where they live, learn, work, and play.

What We Do

We are working to create a more inclusive and accessible future for people with IDD across the Lehigh Valley. Through our Advocacy department, SPARC Program and Agency with Choice Program, The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties serves over 1,500 Pennsylvanians with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages each year.

What You Can Do

Each day, Pennsylvanians with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families face obstacles to their inclusion in our Lehigh Valley communities, schools, and places of employment. With your help today, we can continue to work on breaking down these barriers and creating a more inclusive community for individuals and families with IDD!

What’s Happening at The Arc

The Arc at the Phantoms

The Arc Day at The Lehigh Valley Phantoms Join The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties at the Phantoms game on Sunday, March 3 when they host the Hershey Bears!  WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2024TIME: Game starts at 3:05 PM, Doors open at 1:45 PM WHERE: PPL Center, 701...

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Inclusive Bowling Bash

NEW! Inclusive Bowling BashSponsored by: A1 Towing Service Date: Sunday, March 10, 2024Time: 2:00 PM Location: Hampton Lanes326 Main Street | Northampton, PA 18067 Tickets: $25/person -or-  $100/team (5 people) At this time, this event is SOLD OUT!  Please email Lori...

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Ridgeview Wine Run 5K

Ridgeview Wine Run 5K  Ridgeview Farms has chosen The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties as their charity partner for this upcoming 5K.  This means that 100% of donations made by runners during the 5K registration process will benefit The Arc and the work we do to...

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Skills for Effective Educational Advocacy

Early Intervention Discipline & Transition for Students with Disabilities   WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2024TIME: 6:30 PM ESTWHERE: Zoom Webinar REGISTER HERE Guest Presenter: The PEAL Center This webinar will cover: Describe the principles of advocacy; Discuss...

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