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MidState Arc

Value and Acceptance For All

Value and Acceptance For All

Value and Acceptance For All

Value and Acceptance For All

Value and Acceptance For All

Value and Acceptance For All

MidState Arc is a nonprofit dedicated to enabling people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives.

Founded by families in 1952 and still operated with a great deal of input from families today, our agency supports hundreds of individuals in 26 Connecticut towns surrounding our headquarters in Meriden. Through residential services, employment and volunteer programs, children’s programs and more, we empower people with disabilities to develop skills, form meaningful relationships, contribute to their community and meet the challenges of daily life.


MidState Arc has a commitment to safety for our clients and employees. It goes beyond the required standards. At MidState Arc, we are committed to excellence and safety for everyone.

Programs & Services

Our Agency offers a full range of support services. At all levels, we have created our programs to meet the needs and desires of the people we support.

Behavioral Services

We know that every person with IDD has unique strengths that can let them shine: our job is to help identify and nurture these strengths. We call this our strength-based lens.

Children's Programs

Free social activity group for children & adolescents designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

Day Supports

For those with IDD living at home, our programs help families balance their lives & provide a range of activities for family members with IDD.

Employment services

Supporting people with IDD in their pursuit of independent, meaningful lives.

Individualized Services

Providing as much support as needed in activities tailored to the unique needs, goals, and dreams of each person.

Residential Services

Providing supports in homes with community style living or for those choosing to live on their own.

Volunteer Services

Supporting those who want to volunteer in their community.


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