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The Arc of Southwest Alabama strives daily to carry out our mission to support the people we serve with reaching goals and achieving success. We want to make each day meaningful for each person. At our agency, we train and provide supportive services, as necessary, for the people we serve to lead as independent of a life as possible. The Arc of Southwest Alabama (TASA) provides opportunities for each person to create the life they desire.

Nationally and statewide, The Arc works to protect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families on the federal level through our public policy efforts. We champion the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and has achieved legislative victories on behalf of our constituency.

Supports and services offered by our chapters include:

  • Information and referral services;
  • Individual advocacy to address education, employment, health care and other concerns;
  • Self-advocacy initiatives;
  • Residential support;
  • Family support;
  • Employment programs; and
  • Leisure and recreational programs

Our chapters offer supports and services that are personalized to meet the needs of the individual and encompass all stages of life. To find a program near you, contact your local chapter.


The Arc is a peerless advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, preserving and protecting their fundamental rights through advocacy and action in support of legislation for civil rights, education, employment, health care, housing, and more.

We rely on the grassroots foundation that was established by parents, siblings and other family members over 60 years ago. Today, families, along with self-advocates (people with intellectual and developmental disabilities) are still leaders of The Arc movement.