The Arc of Indian River County

Providing support and hope for individuals and families with special needs

The Arc is more than a building or set of programs – The Arc is a belief. A belief that people with special needs should not be defined by those limitations. That each individual has the right to develop and be recognized for his or her own strengths, abilities, and inherent value. The Arc promotes and protects the rights of people with special needs and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community.

The Arc of Indian River County has followed this belief since 1975 and is the only organization in Indian River County with comprehensive programs that provide hope and support every day to special needs individuals and families in our community. These efforts include advocacy, education, and recreation programs, as well as residential programs, family and employment support.  

The Arc of IRC is a United Way Partner

IMPORTANT INFORMATION- About receiving services in Florida!

If you or a loved one has a Developmental Disability, in order to receive services from Florida, you need to fill out the application for a Med Waiver. Note the waiting list is currently 7-10 years or 19,000 people waiting for service, so please apply ASAP!
Call them for an application,
or go to our "Apply for Med Waiver Now" link, to print out an application to mail or fax to them.
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
(866) 273-2273
APD Local Branch
phone: (772) 468-4080 * fax: (772) 429-2026
337 North Hwy 1 * Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Florida Law and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Prohibits Discrimination in:Public accommodation on the basis of race, color, religion sex, national origin, handicap, or of marital status.

Persons believing they have been discriminated against on these conditions may file a complaint with The Arc of Indian River County 772-562-6854 x 231 or visit our administrative office at 1375 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960.