The ARC of Dallas

Founded in 1950 by a group of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc of Texas has been instrumental in the creation of virtually every program, service, right, and benefit that is now available to more than half a million Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, The Arc of Texas continues to advocate for the human rights and self-determination of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of society.

How to Apply: Call or visit

Support: United Way, memberships, sliding-scale fees, contracts, and grants.

Services: Strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental retardation and related developmental conditions and their families via the following programs: Information and Referral general and specialized l&R resources; Community Intervention Services-Community collaboration and planning to shape policy and attitudes within the many large systems that
impact the lives of people with mental retardation; Individual and Family Intervention assistance to individuals moving from one life phase to another; Education Services-offers a variety of classes (academic, self-enrichment and creative arts) designed to offer people with mental retardation a way to continue their education; Adventure Camp- a structured Spring and Summer Break day camp for students with and without disabilities ages five to 21 years; Leisure Activities-leisure activities such as bowling, dances and special events. Self-advocacy Activities provided through Advocate Leaders of Dallas; Leadership Training institute-leadership training for individuals with disabilities interested in assuming leadership roles in the Dallas Community.

Executive Director: Brooke Dieterlen

(972) 436-8471
Fax (214) 634-9815


  • Advocacy
Additional Details
  • Bilingual
  • DART


12700 Hillcrest Rd, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75230