For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
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The Arc Big Bend is a community based nonprofit 501©3 organization primarily serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are a disability neutral organization in that we will serve persons with any disability that are referred to our organization. We provide an array of services to the communities we serve and are always looking for additional programs we can provide that will add significant benefits.

FIRST STEP…

Explore the many programs and services we offer and don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information.

Learn the many ways you can donate to the Arc Big Bend to help us change the lives of individuals with disabilities in our community.

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LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Offering education, social interaction, and vocational training

SCHOOL TO WORK PROGRAM

Help students prepare and plan for employment.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Supported employment and placement through Vocational Rehabilitation

REST AREA JOBSWe employ on average 40 people to run rest area operations 24/7/365. Out of the 40 people that work at these rest areas, 31 are persons with disabilities that earn above minimum wage with benefits. We are very proud to offer this type of employment to individuals residing in rural areas, especially individuals with disabilities that can become gainfully employed, independent and productive tax paying citizens.

“Special thanks to The Department of Transportation and Respect of Florida for these work opportunities that have been here for over 25 years”.

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