The Arc of Central Nebraska
We advocate for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.
The Arc of Central Nebraska believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.
The Arc of Central Nebraska believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.
The Arc of Central Nebraska believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.
The Arc of Central Nebraska believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.
The Arc of Central Nebraska believes that society in general and The Arc in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and type of disability.)
The Arc of Central Nebraska acts to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their parents, siblings, family members and other concerned members of the public have meaningful opportunities to inform and guide the direction of the organization's advocacy, including determining policy and positions on important issues. The Arc of Central Nebraska strives for diversity in its leadership, as well as all facets of the work of the organization.
The Arc leads by articulating a positive vision for the future of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and catalyzes public and private support in realization of that vision through carefully planned and well-executed goals, strategies and actions.
The Arc of Central Nebraska works with individuals, organizations and coalitions in a collaborative fashion. The Arc values and promotes effective partnerships between volunteer and staff leadership at all levels of the organization.
Transparency, Integrity, and Excellence
The Arc of Central Nebraska conducts its business with integrity, accountability, and open, honest, timely communication. The Arc of Central Nebraska is committed to quality and excellence in all it does.