History of The Arc Greater Twin Cities

What started as a dream of parents 7 decades ago is now The Arc Greater Twin Cities.The Arc Greater Twin Cities is the combination of seven independent chapters metro-wide, known by many different names:

 

  • Minneapolis Association of Friends of the Mentally Retarded (1948)
  • St. Paul Association of Friends of the Mentally Retarded (1950)
  • Dakota County Association for Retarded Citizens (1955)
  • Anoka County Association for Retarded Citizens (1956)
  • Arc Scott County (1963)
  • Arc Carver County (1967)
  • Scott County Association of Retarded Citizens (1963)
  • Arc of Hennepin County (1983)
  • Arc Ramsey County (early 1980s)
  • Arc Suburban (1986)
  • Arc Anoka Ramsey (1995)
  • Arc Anoka, Ramsey, Suburban (1999)
  • Arc Hennepin-Carver (2001)
  • Arc Great Rivers (2002)
  • Arc Greater Twin Cities (2006)
  • The Arc Greater Twin Cities (2011)

 

Since The Arc’s first meeting in 1946, the structure and name has changed, but our fierce commitment to improving the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families has not.

 

The Arc Greater Twin Cities 60th Anniversary Story

 

 

Read more in a Walk Through Time with The Arc. Click here.