Serving the Developmentally Disabled since 1965

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For Parents

EL ARCA is here for families affected by developmental disabilities. By utilizing the information in this section, prospective students and family members  can learn what’s required before meeting with an EL ARCA representative.


At EL ARCA we know that caring for a family member with developmental disabilities can be overwhelming. We’re here to help.

Did You Know?

2,500 community excursions

are put together by EL ARCA every year to build confidence within its students.


They say that from the moment a woman gives birth, she forever has her heart outside of her chest. EL ARCA is honored to have close to 200 parents’ loan us their hearts every day. Continue reading

- Karina Andrade
Human Resources Manager, EL ARCA