Arc of Wabash County, Inc. is a Wabash County-based not-for-profit human service agency providing programs and services for individuals with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities in Wabash County and surrounding areas since 1954.

The mission of Arc of Wabash County is to challenge, empower and support individuals with disabilities to reach their
highest level of independence.

Arc of Wabash County is committed to:

  • Preserve, protect and promote the dignity of individuals with disabilities and assist them in understanding and exercising their rights;
  • Encourage and support opportunities for individuals to choose and realize their personal aspirations and goals;
  • Use a person-centered planning model to deliver individualized services;
  • Develop and utilize natural supports for individuals whenever practicable;
  • Provide training and resources to enable individuals to live and work as effectively and as independently as possible;
  • Provide services and supports that address the choices and needs of people in all life areas, including work, home, leisure and community;
  • Work cooperatively with community agencies, businesses and organizations that can provide additional support services for individuals and their families;
  • Endeavor to support our mission through sound financial management.

We don’t provide on-site services to children any more – we used to. We do offer off-site service called Respite – so that parents, guardians, or caregivers can have a break to refresh. We also offer off-site service called PAC (Participant Assistance and Care). Currently we have two children enrolled at Arc (More on Respite and PAC included below) We do have a Pre employment Transition Program for youth 18-22 who are still enrolled in school called PreETS – it operates on-site in all Wabash City and county high schools Monday-

Friday, teaching job readiness skills, soft skills, self-advocacy, and conducts employer visits and field trips (more info on PreETS under Services). Our Mission Statement should be prominently featured somewhere: “To challenge, empower, and support individuals with disabilities to reach their highest level of independence.” We have two sayings at Arc of Wabash: “Nothing about us, without us,” and “Turning Disability in Possibility through Opportunity.” (this is an Arc of Wabash County trademark)