“To enhance quality of life and community integration for individuals with special needs”

Core Values

People First

All people with special needs are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.


People with special needs are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.


People with special needs are an integral part of the community and have fundamental moral, civil, and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.


Society in general and The Arc of Dauphin County in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender sexual orientation and type of disability).