Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement:
The Arc of High Point is committed to securing for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. The Arc of High Point is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of the North Carolina and The Arc of the United States.

Vision Statement:
The Arc’s vision is to build understanding and acceptance that enables individuals the Arc serves to have the same rights, freedoms, and choices as the rest of society, empowering those individuals to become as independent as possible.  The Arc further seeks to cultivate a society in which people of all abilities are welcomed, valued, and involved, thereby strengthening the community by embracing difference in all individuals.

Guiding Principles of The Arc

People First
The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability. 

Equity 
The Arc believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law. 

Community
The Arc believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society. 

Self-determination 
The Arc believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being. 

Diversity 
The Arc believes that society in general and The Arc in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and type of disability)