Our Story

Mission Statement

The Arc Northwest Mississippi is an advocacy organization
for individuals of all ages with intellectual
and developmental disabilities and their families.

The Arc's Core Values

People First

The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.

Equity

The Arc believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal befor the law.

Community

The Arc believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil, and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society. 

Self Determination