Our 2025 vision for the Southern Maryland Region is that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are widely welcomed, accepted, and included in every community where we work with excellent quality supports. Using the support provided by The Arc, individuals achieve personal goals by making life impacting decisions, based on their own preferences, abilities, and interests, which gives purpose and meaning to their lives. We will be able to proudly share many inspiring examples and the positive economic impact this makes.
Our vision for our organization is that:
We are mobile electronically and with a vehicle fleet that facilitates work and recreation in the community for our consumers.
We are a cohesive, collaborative, communicative, high energy community of staff, volunteers, and community partners.
We enjoy a high level of visibility and partnership in every community where we work
We celebrate diverse resource and economic development which brings in greater than $1 million in new contributions and new contracts annually to Southern Maryland and to our organization.
Create opportunities for independence and personal success for people with different abilities in inclusive communities.
appreciate all people with all different abilities.We inspire all sectors of the community to
include all people with different abilities in the fabric of their lives.
help every person find meaning and fulfillment in their lives through
independent living and decision-making to the extent possible.
value every person regardless of the barriers that they may face every
day.We inspire every person to believe
they are important and valuable and we help them to find their courage to be
the best version of themselves that they can be.
model respect in the way we communicate with each other, in the way we offer
choices to each other, and in the way we consider perspectives of others that
are different from our own.
celebrate every part of life and accomplishments of hard work to create
joy-accomplishing personal and professional milestones and goals, celebrating
birthdays, changing season, and all types of holidays.
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Founded in 1975, The Arc of Southern Maryland is a private 501(c)(3) organization, affiliated at the state level with The Arc of Maryland and at the national level with The Arc of the United States, the world’s largest grass roots organization of, and for, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.