Early Intervention Evaluations

The Arc of Shelby County’s Early Intervention Program provides evaluations to children and families at no cost to them. 60% of referrals for evaluations received are direct referrals from the community, including from pediatricians, day care centers, and the Shelby County foster care program. Other referrals for evaluations come from the Alabama State Early Intervention
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Job Coaching

Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their goals. One important way that we do this is through Job Coaching. Our Employment Specialists provide individualized assistance throughout the process of helping our participants gain competitive community-based employment. Job coaching includes assistance with interviews, orientation and training, paperwork, and learning on-the-job skills and
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Benefits Assistance

Social Security, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, and other governmental benefits system that aid individuals with developmental disabilities can seem ambiguous. The Arc of Shelby’s Community Living program assists individuals and their families with navigating through tedious paperwork to ensure that they receive benefits to accommodate their family’s needs. The Arc of Shelby County’s Community Living Specialist
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Career Assessment Summer Program

Our Career Assessment Summer Program, a six-week program presented in partnership with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services that gives high school students the opportunity for paid-work experiences. This summer, 19 students from throughout Shelby County are participating with our partner employers: Shelby County Schools, Alabaster City Schools, Sunbelt Paper & Packaging, Reaction Innovations, Cahaba Valley Animal
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Community Living Program

The Community Living Program at The Arc includes offers several services to individuals and families, including Benefits Assistance, STAR, New Visions, and support for self-advocates. This effort fulfills our mission to give families and individuals with disabilities access to full lives in the community. Last year the Community Living Program served over 300 individuals and
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Employment Services Program

Congratulations to Jennifer on receiving her third star at Cracker Barrell! We are so proud of you! Jennifer is one of hundreds of individuals with developmental disabilities who have been assisted by our Employment Services program, which provides job exploration, job coaching and training, and long-term job supports. 75% of individuals with disabilities want to
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Early Intervention Program

Early Intervention Program The Arc of Shelby County’s Early Intervention (EI) Program supports families in finding the best opportunities to promote their child’s growth and development. The EI program provides a coordinated, family-focused system of resources, supports and services for infants and toddlers birth to age 3. Last year The Arc of Shelby County served over
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45 DAYS OF GIVING Campaign

The Arc of Shelby County is celebrating its 45th Anniversary of supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities in our community. From July 28 to August 31 we are celebrating this important milestone with our 45 DAYS OF GIVING Campaign.
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