We are very proud to announce that ECI has become a part of The Arc family!

ECI is now The Arc of Southwest Alabama.     

Our agency will remain an educational center for independence in Washington County. We will continue to work tirelessly for the adults in Washington County who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Our mission, staff, and Board of Directors will not change. But being a part of The Arc includes our agency into an established national family that advocates locally and nationally for the people we serve. 

With changes to Medicaid, come changes with the ID/DD Medicaid waiver. Also changes to Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security, Medicare and civil rights laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are critical for people with I/DD and their families, providing benefits, supports, and civil rights protections that help make community living possible. These federal programs provide the key to community living and inclusion for people with I/DD across the nation. In 2018, The Arc calls on all advocates to join us in reaching out to the President, Congress, Governors, and state legislators to educate them and to urge them to preserve – not cut -- these essential programs and civil rights laws.

Our membership is free 

If anyone desires to be a member they should come by our office and sign up.