April 9, 2024 Open House
5:30 — 8:00 P.M.
4513 Philadelphia Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001

Transitioning Youth (14-21 with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities) and Families
are invited to learn about The Arc NCR’s Services

Plan on attending today. Click the button below to RSVP for attending our Open House event.

An overview of services and organizational highlights are below.
Our mission is to empower people with differing abilities to live, work and thrive in the community.
We look forward to meeting you and helping in charting the life course that is best for your family.

Our Core Values

We believe all people have the right to be and feel respected. We show honor and esteem to all people we come in contact with. This is done with appreciation and dedication to their right and privilege to be treated as someone with worth.

We implement the principles of self-determination; Freedom to make choices; Authority over services & support; Responsibility for organizing resources; Supports necessary to live in the community.

We believe everyone should have supports that assist them to be involved in real life opportunities in places with others to the benefit of all.

We are responsive to our internal and external customers, resource contributors, community and each other.

Community Building
We deliver on customers’ needs through new and existing community partnerships and creative use of resources.

The Arc NCR supports people with differing abilities to create lives that mirror yours and mine: students attending neighborhood schools, adults going to work and living in their own homes, and individuals enjoying the social and recreational opportunities in their communities. We are a private, non-profit local chapter of The Arc Maryland and The Arc of the United States, the largest national community-based organization devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for all adults and children with developmental disabilities.

About Our Name

What Does Our Name Mean?
Our name is “The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region,” or “The Arc NCR,” for short. The correct use of our name means a lot. It represents supporting people with differing abilities over the arc of their lifetime. It means the only “r” word we use is “respect.” We invite you to read below and learn the history of our name, and the impact our name is making today.

Our name became “The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region.” This name promotes our mission, and encompasses the region we serve – Harford and Cecil Counties in the northern Chesapeake region of Maryland.

The Arc of the United States created a wonderful video showcasing the support given to people with differing abilities. It also explains the meaning of “Arc” in The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region!

Watch “The Arc of a Lifetime” from The Arc United States. It exemplifies our name and its meaning! We provide services over the “arc” of a lifetime. Check out one of our very own Supported Employment employees, Charles, working at his job at Acadia Windows & Doors in the video!