The Arc of Chester County PA

Address: 900 Lawrence Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-696-8090 Fax: 610-696-8300 Email: Website:

The Arc of Chester County is a leading provider of services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families.

Services Include:

Children’s Early Learning Program – Specialized services for newborns to three-year-old children, in their natural environment, to help them reach developmental milestones. These services are available to children with developmental delays and disabilities who are referred by the Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Recreation – The Arc’s recreation program helps people with disabilities have fun and be involved in the community while improving social skills. Our fun activities include:
Overnight, weekend or week-long excursions to places like mountain resorts, the seashore, campgrounds or theme parks Day-trips to nearby cities, fairs and festivals and tourist attractions Group outings to sporting events, movies, concerts, or dinner theaters Outdoor experiences like camping, boating, hiking, ballgames, swimming or miniature golf Weekly and monthly activity nights at The Arc, including games, dinners, crafts, and theme parties

CampsThe Arc of Chester County’s Camp Safari is a special place for children between age 4 to 12 to experience outdoor activities regardless of disability. Teen Camp is open to teens age 13 to 19.

Both camps offer:
New experiences and fun with peers
Activities including fishing, canoeing, swimming, sports, crafts, and nature study
Respite for family members and caregivers

Teen Camp and Camp Safari are both week-long summer day camps that operates from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Each camper has a one-on-one teen volunteer or an Arc Staff member. All staff and volunteers are supervised by the Family Support Services Manager of Community Based Services.

P.L.U.S Program – Preschool Learning through Understanding and Success, offers a unique learning environment that fosters all abilities for children from a young age. In an inclusive setting, the program provides the opportunity for children with disabilities and students of all abilities to learn and work together at different developmental levels.

Respite – The Arc of Chester County offers one-on-one respite based on the needs of parents and caregivers. All The Arc’s respite services are provided by paid staff. All staff employed by The Arc are trained to meet individual needs. They also have child abuse, drug, and criminal history clearances. Staff may be available to accommodate needs for emergency respite. Respite services are available to individuals with funding through county departments and those who wish to pay privately.

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