Our mission is to advocate for the right of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to be regarded as valued citizens with the same entitlements as non-disabled individuals, including the right to lifelong opportunities for personal growth and full participation in the community.

Monthly Activities

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

* Now showing for the Month of March on PegTV: United Way at Work;
Featuring ~ ARC Rutland Area  https://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T00969&video=330504
* Throughout the month, also look for a window display downtown Rutland.
* Every: Tuesday/Adaptive Fitness and Thursday/Game on! @ Fitness Made Fun!
with VT Adaptive Staff 3:30 PM. Come Play. Stay Active. Be Well!

*2nd Tuesday, March 13th: Self Advocacy @ Education & Wellness Ctr, 6:30 -8 PM

*3rd Tuesday, March 20th: ARC Board of Directors @ American Legion, 6-7:30 PM
*4th Tuesday, March 27th; Aktion Club @ Godnick Adult Ctr; 6:30-8 PM
ARC is now taking 2018 Memberships
Look for tidbits of ARC Rutland Area’s 60 years of history on the Facebook page!



Disability Awareness Day at the Vermont State House*  Support the Self Advocacy Group.
*  Support the Rutland Family Support Network (RFSN).
*  Educate People with Developmental Disabilities about legislation and programs so they can advocate for their needs.
*  Advocate for needs of people with developmental disabilities through the service systems.
*  Advocate for transportation needs.


Building a circle of support.*  We use the RFSN listserv to query services requested by individuals AND to inform people about workshops, trainings, etc.
*  We connect people in our community with brochures and resources about programs that can assist them.
*  We attend United Way functions & events.
*  Additional resources provided include, assistance finding a personal care attendant or respite-provider, facilitating the Rutland Family Support Network, hosting monthly support potlucks, Sibshops,and guidance on how to build a circle of support.


We garden! *  We provide Representative Payee Services- people live in the community, we care for their shelter, clothing and food.
*  We host six events a year. These events include dances and parties.
*  We encourage people with disabilities to create their Circle of Support
*  We provide the local media with a listing of all events and maintain a calendar.
*  We provide transportation to our events