Springfield, MO Support for those with Disabilities

The Arc Of The Ozarks

The Arc provides a wide array of services ranging from residential, employment, community integration, day programming and recreation services. Now an agency serving 700 individuals in 21 Missouri counties, we are positioned to support the next generation.

Renovations: supports dualy-diagnosed individuals in a community -based residential setting. An intensive interpersonal relationship-based approach is used. This supports individuals who have been diagnosed as having both a developmental disability and a co-existing psychiatric disorder.

Developmental Disability Services - Springfield, MO - The Arc Of The Ozarks
  • CounterPoint Autism Services: we work with individuals with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Our program’s goal is to create an individually tailored support system to individuals and their families by building on personal strengths, improving social skills and assisting families to maximize each individual’s independence and capacity to participate meaningfully in community and family life.
  • Residential Services: we offer group homes and supported living in apartment and community residences. The staff at each home is trained in health and safety skills and provides such support and direction needed for individuals  to live in their own apartments.
  • Community Connections:  Everyone should have the opportunity to live, work, learn and play in their community. CC supports individuals to do just that.
  • Day Programs: provides support in small groups in your home, in the community, or at one of our five facilities. During the day individuals have the opportunity to enjoy various educational, social, and recreational activities.
  • Personal Assistants: this service is provided in the individual's homes by a trained staff. They can assist you with bathing, dressing, grooming, housekeeping, cooking, and many other daily activities.
  • Community Support: services tailored to provide the support an individual needs to increase independence and abilities at  home or in the community. Program is offered either individually or in a group setting, at home or in the community, during morning, afternoon, or evening hours, on week days or weekends, for a wide range of ages, abilities, talents, and interests.
  • Education and Recreation: Timothy Grant Newport Activity Center is open 6 days a week for individuals in the community to use our gymnasium and heated indoor swimming pool that is monitored by a certified lifeguard. Both the gym and pool contain the necessary equipment for those with disabilities.
  • No Limits: multi-week program for children and young adults. They can swim, play games, participate in arts and crafts and attend field trips in the community. Training is also provided to teach individuals skills needed to be independent in daily living and social skills.
  • Saturday Recreation Program: programs for children and young adults during the school year. 10am – 3pm on Saturdays.
  • Lifetime of Learning: Adults with developmental disabilities can continue their education and improve their academic skills through this program. Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Aquatic Program: provides opportunities to improve swim techniques and establish confidence in and around the water.
  • Employment Solutions: established to provide vocational and related services to people needing assistance to secure and maintain employment. . The two types of services provided are based on individual needs:
    • 1.Enclave: work crews of approximately 4 – 6 people working at various businesses in the community. Each crew member receives individual training by a job coach.
    • 2.Individual Placement: the ultimate goal of Arc’s Employment Solutions is to assist a person in securing and maintaining competitive employment in the community. We not only help secure employment, we also help develop plans that will help a person maintain employment.

Contact The Arc Of The Ozarks today at 417-864-7887 for all of your community and employment service needs.

The Arc Of The Ozarks