The Arc of Aurora

The Arc of Aurora changes lives. With knowledge, passion, commitment and integrity, we work with and on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to improve the quality of their lives. We are not residential or day program service providers and we do not run segregated schools -- we do not offer, for instance, housing, transportation or job coaching. Government-funded organizations are charged with those duties. We are advocates. We are the folks people call when they feel like every door is closed and there are no more options. We help the organizations and people who ARE supposed to provide housing, transportation and job coaching understand what they need to know to adequately support their clients with I/DD. What's new -- The Arc of Aurora making a difference everyday!

The Arc of Aurora assists children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to live the highest quality lives possible through information and referral; community training and education; individual, class and systems change advocacy; and, individual, family, volunteer and community support.

We serve people who live in City of Aurora (Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties) including Colorado Judicial Districts 17 and 18; Aurora Public and Cherry Creek School Districts.  We also provide community, Colorado statewide, and national outreach to address victimization of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


  • January 2016 Members' CornerAction Required: Member 2016 Scholarship Applications Available and Accepted Through FebruaryOne benefit of Contributing Membership with The Arc of Aurora is that you are eligible to apply ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 8:21 AM by Darla Stuart
  • November 2015 MEMBERS' CORNERTrending on Social MediaAs if you need more reasons to consider giving:  Check out our reach and impact on social media!#Colorado needs #affordable, #accessible, and #available ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2015, 8:07 PM by Darla Stuart
  • October 2015 MEMBERS' CORNERBowling Fun!The Arc of Aurora sponsors a Sunday afternoon bowling league that runsthrough May, 2016, for 16+ year-olds at AMF Aurora Lanes, 16700 E. Mississippi ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2015, 8:34 PM by Darla Stuart
  • July & August 2015 MEMBERS' CORNER 40th Anniversary Party -- SAVE THE DATEThe Arc of Aurora is 40 years old this year - WOW! Calendar 5-8PM, Saturday, September 19, at Noonan's Event Center ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2015, 3:11 PM by Darla Stuart
  • Have Something to Say about your Special Needs Provider?  Join the conversation at Love My Provider a Comprehensive Special Needs database with more than 30,000 provider profiles with contact information, suggestions and reviews!
    Posted Dec 4, 2014, 1:28 PM by Darla Stuart
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Plan to Join The Arc of Aurora Members, Family, and Friends at
April 23, 2016 (tentative)
Springfest FUNdraiser at McCarthy's Sports Bar and Grill 
Will there be a live band? Will it be returning musicians Runaway Train? Stay tuned to find out!

August 6, 2016
Summerfest FUNdraiser at Pitcher's Sports Restaurant
Indoor carnival and silent auction
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