The Arc of Weld County (The AWC) promotes and protects the human rights of people in the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities through advocacy and support services.
All people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are included and participate fully within their community.
Who We Are
The AWC is an advocacy organization focused on protecting the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Serving primarily Weld County, The AWC also provides support services to six northeastern counties including Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, and Yuma.
The AWC provides three forms of advocacy services: no-fee individual advocacy services, community outreach programs such as events, education, training, and systems (legislative) advocacy. These advocacy programs have been developed to safeguard the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, facilitate choice, and promote independence and inclusion in community life.
The AWC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of self-advocates, parents, guardians, and caregivers of children & adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as community members.
We Are Without Cost
Our Support Services Are 100% Without Cost to Those We Serve.
We partner with family members, caregivers and individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in order to provide them with the tools and skills to problem solve on their own in the future.
We believe in the power of knowledge. That’s why we focus on providing educational resources to the community. We bring groups and community members together in order to create solutions that provide systemic change in our communities.
We have developed strong relationships with other organizations and groups within our communities, including schools. Our strong commitment to cultivating a culture of collaboration has allowed us to further our mission through partnerships.