- Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy |
- Human Services |
The Arc of Central Kentucky is a chapter of The Arc of Kentucky and The Arc of the United States, serving Lexington and the surrounding area.
Mission - The Arc of Central Kentucky promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
People First - The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their strengths, and inherent value,
not by their disability.
Equity – The Arc believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.
Community – The Arc believes that people with Intellectual and developmental disabilities belong In the community and have fundamental moral, Civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.
Self-determination – The Arc believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.