The Arc-Alameda County – For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Employment and Life Skills Services for People with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, & More

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The Arc-Alameda County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering life skills education along with job training and job placement services to some 400 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Conditions such as as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, & fetal alcohol syndrome are considered developmental disabilities.

The Arc of Alameda County has four campus locations; San Leandro, Hayward, Union City and Livermore.  Individuals with I/DD from Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, and Pleasanton are welcome and can often work with the Regional Center of the East Bay to arrange transportation to one of our four sites.

The Arc Alameda County operates the First Step Children’s Center in Hayward for preschoolers with developmental delays.


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Arc Serves a Wide Range of People with Developmental Disabilities

All of our clients live in the East Bay county of Alameda and all are clients of The Regional Center of the East Bay.  The Regional Center assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)  in determining which services they need.  From high functioning to severely impacted, The Arc of Alameda County has programs for all levels of I/DD.

At The Arc-Alameda County you get great services AND effective advocacy.  A two-for-one proposition you find with very few other services organizations. We partner with the 21 other Arc chapters in the state to support The Arc of California.  The Arc of California is your advocacy office in Sacramento established to preserve the Lanterman Act, react to proposed legislation that impacts the lives of our clients and works to ensure state funding for programs for your loved ones.  The Arc the United States performs a similar function in Washington D.C.

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