Placer ARC is a vibrant agency, serving the communities of Placer County and surrounding areas. Started as a grassroots advocacy association by parents in the late 1950’s, the agency transformed to give life to 12 programs serving infants, children and adults through the ensuing years. At present, Placer ARC operates 6 programs of fundamental importance to the community, of which individuals with special needs are an integral part.
Placer ARC is a private non-profit corporation, chaired by a volunteer community board and supported by individuals dedicated to promoting the welfare of persons diagnosed with a developmental disability or at risk of a developmental disability. Although individuals with special needs have always been a part of our society, the board, the association and the staff still have work to do to strengthen the general public’s understanding and acceptance.