The Arc Jackson County



Become a Member of The Arc!

Membership begins in our own backyard! The Arc advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Whether you are an individual with a disability, a self-advocate, a parent or family member of someone with a disability, a volunteer of The Arc or another organization, membership in The Arc provides a sense of purpose and belonging. As a member of The Arc, you will have access to indispensable information and resources and the opportunity to Be Part of the Progress™for people with disabilities and their families.

Get involved

Your membership opens the door to many benefits and services at the local level:

  • Information and referral services personalized to address your needs in our community;
  • Public policy advocacy for systems change at the state and local level;
  • Participation in the affairs of the local, state, and national chapters of The Arc;
  • A subscription to The Arc Jackson County's newsletter, The Arc Connection, with information on upcoming local social events, programs, classes, and support groups available in our community through The Arc and other similarly purposed agencies.

Be Informed

Stay up-to-date about important organization news, current disability policy issues and valuable online resources.  We’ll keep you up-to-date and linked into a variety of resources through a variety of resources:

  • Empower: Real People, Real Progress, a quarterly newsletter focused on The Arc’s advocacy initiatives, what’s happening within our movement, disability resources, and more.
  • The Arc’s E-newsletter, a bi-monthly e-publication spotlighting public policy victories for the disability community, activities of The Arc and more.
  • Capitol Insider, a weekly roundup of major events from Capitol Hill on the status of federal disability legislation with potentially significant state and local impact.
  • Action Alerts, real-time emails letting you know when immediate and mass public action is critical to ensuring the civil rights and necessary supports and services for people with disabilities and their families.
  • The Arc’s Online Community, a forum to share and receive valuable information on a variety of topics, including discussion boards.  This dynamic online sharing space is updated constantly with new resources and information.
  • Position Statements, written by members from chapters across the country and reviewed by experts in each of these 30 issues provides an understanding of some of the major areas of concerns to the quality of life for individuals and families affected by individual and developmental disabilities.

Sign up now to receive the information relevant to you from one or more of these publications and join our Online Community.

Participate in events both national and local

We'll connect you with families, self-advocates and staff of The Arc, as well as experts on programs that increase community participation and disability policy with far-reaching impact. 

Plus, access a portfolio of services and programs developed with you in mind. We are leveraging our status as one of the top ten largest nonprofits in the nation to develop partnerships that meet your needs, while also supporting The Arc's mission:

  • Marsh Affinity Group Services, offering quality protection plans from health coverage to affordable life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
  • Liberty Mutual, providing a group insurance program that comes with special savings and benefits on auto, home and renters insurance.
  • US Bank, offering members The Arc Select Rewards Visa® Card.  You can earn rewards for yourself and support The Arc with every purchase.
  • Parlerai, creating an online communication tool that allows family, friends and caregivers of children with disabilities to share information within a personalized and highly secure network.
  • ABILITY Magazine, giving a free, one-year subscription to their digital magazine.

Please join us today, and together we can create change.

(Please print this PDF and mail your response to:
The Arc Jackson County, 121 N. Central Avenue, Medford, OR 97501)
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Please download the following PDF or complete your sign up online.

Our Mission

The Arc Jackson County is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through a variety of programs and services designed to help them achieve the quality of life they desire.

Our Purpose

To create a community that advocates for the complete inclusion and acceptance of all people through awareness, involvement, and education of neighbors, legislators, and local decision-makers.

Our Vision

The Arc Jackson County envisions a world where all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the support and opportunities they need for personal development, independence, and inclusion in the community.


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