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Developing Potential

Chandler Gilbert Arc is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing teaching and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Phoenix, AZ East Valley Region.

First conceived in 1975 as “Chandler Arc”, by a group of parents who wanted to provide life options for their adult children with disabilities, Chandler Gilbert Arc now proudly serves over 500 individuals per year of all ages with specialized community-based employment, housing, and adult day support services.

Our mission is to facilitate growth for people with disabilities through choice, experience, guidance, and respect.

We are licensed and funded primarily by the State of Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD), Department of Child Safety with partial funding support by the State of Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) as well as other local private funding sources.  At the State & National level, we proudly partner with The Arc of Arizona and Arc of the United States.

Please visit our pages for careers, volunteerism, and other ways you can be a Chandler Gilbert Arc partner member!

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of Chandler Gilbert Arc is based on the belief that all people have opportunities to see and enjoy their greatest potential. It is our role to provide and facilitate options and activities individually designed to enhance the independence of each individual we support. We believe that this process should be done with the utmost of consideration to the choice and dignity of the individual and members of their support system.

Core Values

Our Core values are:

  • Growth
  • Choice
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Commitment
  • Dignity
  • Civic responsibility
  • Fun!!!

Our Background

Chandler Gilbert Arc was incorporated in 1975 and is an IRS Section 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors. Our agency is a qualifying charitable organization registered with the Arizona Department of Revenue, and our QCO Code is 20245.

Funding & Support

Chandler Gilbert Arc receives the funding and support from the following sources:

Title VI Plan


Chandler Gilbert Arc greatly values dedicated volunteers as a vital component of the services we provide and interested people consistently find volunteering to be a very rewarding experience. Any person interested in volunteering will be fully trained and screened for each individual assignment, oriented to the mission of the agency and needs of the people they support, and relied upon in the same way we would an employee. If you are interested in being a part of our volunteer program, please contact our Human Resources Department

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