Today is the big day! The Let it Roar poker run to benefit The Arc begins today at 11AM. Registration starts at 11 AM at the Leader of Men clubhouse (415 East 18th Street  Erie, PA) and first bike out at noon, followed by an after party at the Belle Valley Social Hall (514 Norcross Rd, Erie, PA) starting at 5PM and ending at 9PM. We hope to see you there.

For those of you who may not have heard,  Karen Morahan did an interview with Sherri McBride on Happi 92.7 FM.

happi interiew

Don’t forget August 12 is Erie Gives Day, Please consider donating to us.  

All of us at the Arc would like to thank the Erie community for their generous donations and support during Erie Gives Day. With your help, we raised $3,023 before the matching funds are added.


We are the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.

Strong National Presence

With more than 140,000 members and more than 700 state and local chapters nationwide, we are on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support they need to be members of the community.

Deeply Rooted History

The Arc was born 60 years ago from a grassroots movement of families working vigilantly to create services for children and adults who were being denied day care, educational opportunities and work programs.

Founded in 1950, The Arc was comprised of a small group of concerned and passionate parents and community members who would be catalyst for changing the public perception of children with disabilities.  For the past 60 years, The Arc has continued to grow and evolve along with the changing needs and issues people with disabilities and their families face.

Governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by key staff of The Arc, we work passionately to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with an intellectual or developmental disability in the United States has access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy and active members of their community.

Become a part of our mission and get involved today!

Upcoming Meetings

Board Meeting

September 3, 2014  at 6:00pm


Fundraiser Meeting

The next fundraiser neeting will be held at Bay County Hotel on August 19, 2014 at 6:00pm. Bay County Hotel is located at 3746 W 12th St.