Arc of Spring Branch/Memorial
The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have
strengths, abilities and inherent value; are equal before the law; and must be treated with
dignity and respect. The Arc represents, supports and acts on behalf of individuals and
their families regardless of level of disability or membership in The Arc. The Arc
believes in self-determination by empowering people with the supports needed to make
informed decisions and choices.
A democratic process involving members, through affiliated chapters, is utilized to take
positions on important issues, policies and programs.
The Arc leads by promoting the mission, core values and position statements. We lead
with integrity, accountability and by open, honest and timely communication. We work
with individuals, organizations and coalitions in a collaborative fashion. There is a
valued partnership with volunteer and staff leadership at all levels of the organization that
provides mutual support for their respective roles.
The Arc works toward and believes in the community imperative: that all people have the
fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to live, learn, work, play, and worship
in safe and healthy communities of their choosing. The Arc has a responsibility to ensure
the safety and well being of individuals.
The Arc values and insists upon diversity in its leadership and membership. The Arc
actively pursues and welcomes diverse groups (including but not limited to race,
ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and level of