The Arc of the East Bay – for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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

Check out our video below to learn more about The Arc

The Arc of the East Bay is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering life skills education along with job training and job placement services to some 350 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Conditions such as as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, & fetal alcohol syndrome are developmental disabilities.


The Arc of the East Bay operates the First Step Children’s Center in Hayward for preschoolers with developmental delays.


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

Learn more about The Arc by clicking on the video below:


Arc Serves a Wide Range of People with Developmental Disabilities

Our clients live in the East Bay and are clients of The Regional Center of the East Bay. Regional Center case workers assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and families in determining the necessary services and refers them to various service providers such as The Arc of the East Bay.  

The Arc offers you excellent services for all levels of I/DD AND effective advocacy – a two-for-one proposition you find with very few other services organizations. We partner with the 22 other Arc chapters in the state to support The Arc California.  The Arc California is your advocacy office in Sacramento established to preserve the Lanterman Act, and react to proposed legislation that impacts the lives of our clients.  The Arc California also works to ensure state funding for the programs in which your loved ones participate.  The Arc the United States performs a similar function on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Invest in Success – support The Arc of the East Bay!