Advocating on Behalf of Californians with Developmental Disabilities and the Statewide Regional Center System
The Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) represents California's 21 independent, non-profit regional centers. The mission of ARCA is to promote, support, and advance regional centers in achieving the intent and mandate of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act in providing community-based services that enable individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and highest level of self sufficiency. As an advocate for the regional center system members, ARCA promotes the continuing entitlement of individuals with developmental disabilities to all services that enable full community inclusion. ARCA is also an active participant in the development of public policy and legislation, and provides communication, education, and training to its members across the State of California.