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The Arc services offer persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live a life meant for each person.  Its services can be short or long-term depending on the needs of each person.  Whatever the case, The Arc San Joaquin offers options that help negotiate the challenges of employment or a combination of services including adult day training and care, community services and recreation.

As a non-profit organization, The Arc San Joaquin always needs your help.  If you are interested in attending a workshop or conference, writing letters or visiting legislators, helping with fundraising, becoming a Board member, or teaching a class (exercise, music, cooking, or anything you love doing!) please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When my family member turns 22, what are my options? 

What you and your family choose to do depends on the preferences and abilities of the family member, and resources available.  San Joaquin Delta College offers some classes with access to assistants to help get to and from class and to take notes during class.  However, with budget cuts affecting all public institutions, call SJDC to find out what’s available.  For services in employment, recreation and other day options, contact Valley Mountain Regional Center at www.vmrc.org  or (209)473-0951.

How far in advance can I prepare for when my child turns 22? 

Prepare as early as possible.  Work with your child’s teacher, counselor or service coordinator to identify the best plan to transition out of school.  Start visiting the local community college and programs in the community, getting to know what services they provide. Contact San Joaquin Delta College at www.deltacollege.edu or (209)

 I’m getting older and taking care of my child is getting more difficult.  How can I plan for my child’s care and well-being when I’m no longer able to care for her and when I die?

Support for Families:
The Arc San Joaquin
www.arc-sj.org or (209)955-1625

Valley Mountain Regional Center
www.vmrc.org  or (209)473-0951

Family Resource Network
frnfamilies@aol.com or (209)472-3674 or (800)847-3030

Disability Rights Advocate

Area Board VI

Arc of CA

Arc of United States