As New Mexico's largest private social-profit organization serving people with DD, ARCA provides comprehensive lifelong services to 514 infants, children, and adults with DD in metropolitan Albuquerque with two statewide projects. Founded in New Mexico in 1957, ARCA has a rich 54 year history of delivering the highest quality services. ARCA received nine quality awards from 2004-09. ARCA's mission, purpose and vision are to open doors for people with DD to be valued members of the community; to ensure the necessary supports 24 hours day for people with DD to be safe, happy, and healthy; and to be the role model of excellence in life-long services for people with DD.
Northpointe Resources (NRI) offers one of the most comprehensive support systems for persons with disabilities living in Lake County, Illinois. NorthPointe Resources Inc. employs about 200 personnel and provides services to over 400 individuals annually. NorthPointe is a leader in the state of Illinois with an established record of creating and implementing innovative service options. They have developed a range of community based occupational skills training programs, including strong partnerships with Walgreens Corporation and Cancer Treatment Centers of America corporate sites.
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities: Lifespan Health and Function (RRTCADD) at the Department of Disability and Human Development, UIC seeks to enhance the health, function, and full community participation of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) across the lifespan and bolster family caregiving capacity through a coordinated set of research, training in evidence-based practice, and dissemination activities. The activities of the RRTC promote a society that involves people with I/DD within the fabric of their community, enables them to access the supports and resources they require throughout their lifespan, and helps them attain a socially relevant, personally meaningful, and healthy life.