Evansville ARC is a leading advocate for individuals with disabilities and serves approximately 750 individuals each year. Its mission is to advance the value of and respect for all individuals with disabilities by providing opportunities for development, employment, and independence. The organization was founded in 1954 by a group of parents who desired a productive, fulfilling life for their children with disabilities at a time when school systems did not provide special education services. The initial programming was a success, and as the children grew and changed, the agency did as well, implementing new services to meet the needs of the families and community. Evansville ARC offers quality, inclusive childcare; training and supports for employment; transition services from high school to adult life; volunteer opportunities in the community; and the development of life skills.