Executive Director Opening

The Arc of East Central Iowa seeks an energetic and committed individual to lead a life-changing organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the chief executive responsible for setting the strategic direction, and conceiving, implementing and directing the policies and programs of the organization. To learn more about this position… click here

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It is that time of year to formally recognize the many people who help make The Arc the success it is today. So many great people and organizations contribute to our success.
Let them know by submitting your nomination today.
Nomination deadline is September 1st. Nominate Button.    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .

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 Bowker Mechanical Contractors
An Arc Champion Sponsor Highway Equipment Company

Advocate Sponsors


An Arc Advocate Sponsor Guaranty Bank
An Arc Advocate Sponsor Justice Electric Co.
An Arc Advocate Sponsor Quaker
An Arc Advocate Sponsor Rockwell Collins
The Arc Advocate Sponsor Veridian Credit Union

Guardian Sponsors


An Arc Guardian Sponsor Casey's
An Arc Guardian Sponsor Coldwell Banker
An Arc Guardian Sponsor CRANDIC
An Arc Guardian Sponsor Ingredion Incorporated
An Arc Guardian Sponsor Mercy
An Arc Guardian Sponsor Red Star Yeast
An Arc Guardian Sponsor Schimberg
An Arc Guardian Sponsor UnityPoint Health
An Arc Guardian Sponsor Van Meter

Leader Sponsors


Cedar Memorial

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Fleck Sales

Fosters Heating & Air Conditioning

Johnson & Legislador, P.L.C.

Nordstrom

OPN Architects, Inc.

Strategic Financial Solutions

Mentor Sponsors


Crystal Group, Inc.

Divine Engineering, Inc.

Electronic Engineering

Solum Lang Architects, LLC

Tallgrass Business Resources