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Phone: (717) 920-2727
Fax: (717) 920-2730
2569 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103


The Arc of Dauphin  County is proudly affiliated with The Arc of The United States, The Arc of Pennsylvania and other local chapters.

The Arc of the United States promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. For more information, visit

The Arc was formed in 1949 by a small group of parents who wanted more for their children with “mental retardation” than an isolated life in a state institution. It has since grown into the largest member-driven advocacy movement in the nation. The Arc of Pennsylvania is affiliated with The Arc of the United States and 36 local chapters of The Arc serving 52 counties across the Commonwealth. Learn more about The Arc of Pennsylvania at

To learn about ways you can take action on public policy issues that affect you visit The Arc of PA's Action Center at