homepage bannerThe Arc March is right around the corner… start your fundraising today!

Click on the ‘Register Now’ button below to set up your fundraising page. Email it to your family, friends, and coworkers to help raise money and compete for prizes.*

In order to guarantee a t-shirt your registration must be received by March 14th and must include a minimum donation of $15.00 for each adult t-shirt or onesie and $10.00 for each youth t-shirt ordered. Orders not paid in full will not be processed until payment is received.

Plan to join us April 2nd, 2016 at the Lindale Mall Food Court. Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to walk with you.  A light breakfast and entertainment begin at 8:00 am… walk begins at 9:30 am.
Together we can celebrate the abilities in all of us!Register ButtonHelp spread the word… click here for a downloadable flyer to hang and display.
*There will be prizes for the top three fundraisers and anyone who raises over $1,000.

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Corridor Business Journal Announces 2016 Women of Influence 

The Corridor Business Journal has announced its 2016 Women of Influence. The Women of Influence award is given to women who have made a difference in the Corridor and are representative role models as leaders in their fields and communities.

2016 Women of Influence (in alphabetical order):Delaine 5-2015 - high res - sm
Tami Gillmore, Four Oaks
Judith Joyce, EarthView Environmental Inc.
Kelly Lamb, Russell and Ann Gerdin
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Katie Lammers, Lammers Construction
Lura McBride, Van Meter Inc.
Tiffany O’Donnell, Iowa Women Lead Change
Ann Oleson, Converge Consulting
Delaine Petersen, The Arc of East Central Iowa [retired]
Karen Stenger, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Tracy Tritle, Tritle Consulting Group

These women will be profiled in the March 21st edition of the weekly Corridor Business Journal, and recognized at a March 10th awards banquet. If you’re interested in attending the banquet please visit www.corridorbusiness.com/events for more details.

Congratulations Delaine! 


Managed Care Information

We know this is very important to you and your family. The Arc has created a new page that can be found in our top menu bar, “MCO Updates.” Here we will post new resources to this website as we receive them. Check back often for updates.

The Arc of East Central Iowa

Who We Are

Rotating pictures of people from The Arc's summer activities

The Arc of East Central Iowa is a non-profit agency that supports over 800 individuals with intellectual disabilities as well as their families. Determined parents came together and demanded more for their children with intellectual disabilities. Due to their advocacy, institutions are now the exception and not the norm. Parents were heard and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) were enacted to provide services that promote independence, community integration, and removal of barriers. The Arc is an authorized agency for HCBS services and it accounts for the majority of services we provide.

We serve counties in east central Iowa including; Benton, Cedar, northern Johnson, Jones, Iowa, Linn, and Tama. Our goal is to provide services and supports that reduce barriers, provide resources and referrals and promote access to community based life. We are dedicated to making sure the services we provide meet the needs of those we serve both today and look ahead to anticipate future needs.

Presenting Sponsors

An Arc Presenting Sponsor Transamerica
An Arc Presenting Sponsor United Fire

Champion Sponsor

An Arc Champion Sponsor GE Capital

Advocate Sponsors

An Arc Advocate Sponsor Guaranty Bank
An Arc Advocate Sponsor Quaker
An Arc Advocate Sponsor Rockwell Collins
The Arc Advocate Sponsor Veridian Credit Union

Guardian Sponsors

An Arc Guardian Sponsor ActivStyle
An Arc Guardian Sponsor CRANDIC
An Arc Guardian Sponsor Justice Electric Co.
An Arc Guardian Sponsor UnityPoint Health
An Arc Guardian Sponsor Van Meter

Media Sponsors

An Arc Media Sponsor Media Quest
An Arc Media Sponsor Show You Care

Mentor Sponsors

All Secure

Cedar Memorial

Clearly Compliant

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Creative Software Services, Inc.

Fosters Heating & Air Conditioning

Gerlich Home Transitions, LLC

Health Solutions

JDE Construction Inc.

Johnson & Legislador, PLC

King's Materials Inc.

McGladrey LLP

Mercy Medical Center

OPN Architects

Parlor City

Roland Wilbert Vault Co.

Sadler Machine Co.

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman

Solum Lang Architects llc

Strategic Financial Solutions

Telecom Service of Iowa Inc