About The Arc of the Shoals

Empowering people with disabilities to achieve their dreams.

Mission Statement

The Arc of the Shoals is committed to securing for all people with developmental disabilities(DD), the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play.

We are further committed to providing advocacy and educational services for people with DD, their families, and the community at large. It is our mission to provide quality programs which are person and family driven, as well as value and outcome based.


The purpose of The Arc of the Shoals is to provide personalized, appropriate and quality services for people with developmental disabilities(DD).

The Arc of the Shoals believes people with DD have the same rights as all other people. They should be able to live, work and participate in environments that would promote as much independence as possible in the least restrictive, appropriate setting.

We believe each person has the capacity for growth and development; and each person deserves access to quality services which enhance development, productivity, and capacity for social interaction with others. Services and supports provided through a habilitation process should be developed and coordinated by “Person Centered Plan(PCP)” team of which the person, his/her family (if appropriate), and other service providers are a part.

Board of Directors

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Contact Info

The Arc of the Shoals

P.O. Box 501

100 West Lamar Ave

Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Phone: (256) 383-1472

Fax: (256) 383-1486

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