Discover the power of community: Your one-stop resource hub at The Arc of Grays Harbor
he Arc of Grays Harbor is committed to connecting individuals with disabilities and their families to the resources and services they need. The Arc understands that navigating the world of disability services and resources can be overwhelming and confusing, so we strive to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. We provide information and referrals to local resources such as advocacy groups, support services, and government agencies that can help people wit h disabilities live more independent and fulfilling lives. Additionally, The Arc partners with local agencies and coalitions to provide the community with even more resources and services. These partnerships allow The Arc to expand its reach and offer a wider range of services to individuals with IDD and their families. Overall, The Arc is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking assistance and support in navigating the complex world of disability services and resources.
Community Resource Directory: The Arc hosts a robust Community Resource Directory that serves as a valuable tool for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers. The directory provides a comprehensive list of resources and services available in the local community, including healthcare providers, advocacy groups, housing services, employment opportunities, and more. It is regularly updated to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date. The directory is easily accessible through The Arc's website, and users can search for resources by category or keyword. Learn More.
Autism Evaluations: The Pacific and Grays Harbor County SMART (School Medical Autism Review Team) provides Autism evaluations to children 10 and younger. The Arc partners with the SMART Team to host their webpage, help families fill out SMART forms, and provide Spanish translation. Learn more.
Equity Work: The Equity Taskforce hosted by The Arc of Grays Harbor is a group that focuses on promoting equity for all marginalized populations in Grays Harbor County. The task force is made up of agencies, community partners, and individuals with lived experience who are dedicated to creating a more equitable and just society. The group works to identify and address issues related to equity and inequality within the county, and to develop strategies and solutions that promote positive change. The Equity Taskforce collaborates with other organizations and stakeholders to increase awareness and understanding of these important issues, and to promote policies and practices that support the rights and needs of all marginalized populations. Learn more.
Transitions from High School to Adult Life: The Arc is actively involved in the Grays Harbor Transition Council, which is a group of local organizations and agencies that work together to support students with disabilities as they transition from high school to adult life. As part of this partnership, The Arc hosts the council's yearly Transition Fair on its website, which provides valuable resources and information for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are transitioning into adulthood. The fair covers a range of topics, including employment, housing, education, and community resources. The goal of the Transition Fair is to help students with IDD and their families make informed decisions about their future and to connect them with the services and resources they need to achieve their goals. Learn more.
Survey: The Arc's Community Needs Survey is available to the public. In 2022 The Arc, in partnership with Grays Harbor County Public Health, conducted a survey of self advocates, their family members, and professionals who work with them to better understand the needs of community members with disabilites. View the Survey Report.