The Arc of Evansville is a nonprofit organization in Evansville, Indiana, with the mission to empower individuals with disabilities to build relationships, gain independence, and achieve their full potential. We were founded in 1954 by a group of parents who were frustrated with the lack of services available in the community for their children with disabilities. The founding group of parents created The Arc of Evansville, formerly known as Evansville ARC, to give their children opportunities in a safe environment to learn and grow while focusing on their special needs. Since then, our agency has become a leading advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities. Our innovative services range from training and supports for employment, transition services from high school to adult life, volunteer opportunities in the community, and the development of life skills.