ARC (Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged)

Is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering children and adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their fullest potential through residential, vocational, educational, behavioral and other healthcare services.


Our goal is to provide supports, assistance and training that will enhance the abilities for children and adults with disabilities to thrive each day. But, even more importantly, the ARC prepares individuals with disabilities to overcome

any obstacles they may face throughout their life. Obstacles that may challenge them mentally, physically, socially and/or culturally from achieving their

fullest potential.  

Who We Serve


ARC provides support and assistance to children and adults with a variety of challenges, including: intellectual disabilities, autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, epilepsy, and other related developmental disabilities.



Through a full spectrum of programs and medical technology, we assist with education, skill training, community involvement, physical and behavioral therapy, and developing self-sufficiency for each and every individual.  



We are honored to assist and support more than 250 children and adults each month, employing over 110 professionals in the healthcare, education, and other related areas of expertise.


Board of Directors


Martin County Florida

2001 South Kanner Highway

Stuart, Florida 34994


Telephone: 772-283-2525

Fax: 772-286-6808