Our Mission

Serving and advocating for individuals with developmental and other disabilities so they may have the opportunity to choose and realize their goals.

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Our Mission

Serving and advocating for individuals with developmental and other disabilities so they may have the opportunity to choose and realize their goals.

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Our Vision

The vision of the Ridge Area Arc is to be the best consumer-focused provider of services for individuals with developmental disabilities in Highlands and the surrounding counties.

Our Values

The value statement of the Ridge Area Arc will provide guidance as we pursue our mission.
These values are:

  • Treat everyone with respect;
  • Treat every person as an individual;
  • Respect and honor opinions and choices;
  • Encourage independence and inclusion; and
  • Always act with integrity.

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Our Services

Adult Day Training

ADT Services stress training in the activities of daily living, self-advocacy, adaptive and social skills. ADT is provided Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Training is provided on a one-on-one basis and in small groups.

Community Services

Community Services provides support and trains individuals to acquire their own home or apartment. Supports are provided by a Supported Living Coach who assists in developing a budget and in securing an apartment or house of their choice.

Supported Employment

Supported Employment referrals are accepted from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Highlands County School Board, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, individuals and families receive training on interview and resume skills, assistance with seeking the kind of job they desire, and help to stay happy and productive employees.

Group Homes

Group Homes provide a family-like environment for individuals to ensure safe and appropriate living. Supervision is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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