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Mission and Guiding Principles

The Arc of Meriden-Wallingford’s mission is to assist and advocate for children and adults with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential and become contributing members of their community.

Guiding Principles

 All individuals are entitled to full participation in integrated work within their communities, thereby providing them with choices and....

  • Opportunities to access a better standard of living.
  • Opportunities for gainful employment.
  • Opportunities for greater economic independence.
  • Opportunities for less dependence of government assistance.
  • Opportunities to make a contribution to society.
  • Opportunities to develop to their fullest potential.
  • Opportunities to gain respect, dignity and self-esteem.

All individuals are entitled to develop a sense of ones self and values. Education enables individuals to participate fully in all aspects of life within their communities.

Employment and education are integral components of a range of experiences and relationships that contribute to an individual's happiness and success.

All individuals are entitled to full participation in community-based services providing them with choices and opportunities for...

  • Integrated recreation
  • Quality medical services
  • Occupational, physical and speech therapies
  • Religious activities

Residential programs provide people with

  • Opportunities to develop and exercise choices in their living environment.
  • Opportunities to develop relationships with family members and friends.
  • Opportunities to gain dignity, respect and self-esteem.
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