ARC ~ Activities Recreation & Care

for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Building people & community through programs & activities, while promoting the welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities.



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(818)762-4365 Phone

(818)762-1048 Fax


6456 Whitsett Ave.

N. Hollywood, CA 91606

Young Adult Club

       The Young Adult Club is for youth & adults with special needs in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.  The club attends concerts, sporting events, movies, dances, shows, plays, amusement parks, and birthday parties at the Center. Just about anything fun!  It is supervised by volunteer parents, friends, and staff.  While enjoying socialization with friends and great activities, the club’s main emphasis is socially appropriate behavior and community.

Adult Activity Program

The ARC activity program serves adults Monday-Friday with continuing education, independent living skills, art, music,  communication skills, community integration.  Activities are tailored to meet the goals of each person who attends.

The activity program volunteers at a local senior center once a week, goes bowling, and into a variety of field trips.   



Saturday Program

         Saturday Program is the original program of ARC.  It provides therapeutic recreation and socialization for all age groups.  Saturday program is for individual with developmental disabilities who are 16 years old or older. Currently, there are over 100 clients and their families benefiting from this program. The primary goals of this program are to enhance peer relationships through socialization, maintain physical fitness, and assist the clients with community integration and awareness.


Musical Choirs

    The ARC English Hand-Bell Choir has performed at many functions and for many groups for more than twenty years.  The Bell Ringers shine with success as they are recognized for their talents and contributions to the community.  

    The Chime Choir  practice weekly for two hours during the Day Program. The choir was developed to extend the opportunity of community outreach to more individuals at ARC.

     The purpose of the Hand Bell Choir & Chime Choir is not only to provide artistic expression for the musicians, but also to let the world know that people with developmental disabilities have manyabilities; and that they are ready, willing and able to be part of the community.


Adaptive Living

     This residential program began in 1997.  These residences provide the opportunity for adults to learn to live on their own, with assistance from ARC Staff.  

     Tenants continue to make progress in the areas of money management, menu planning and shopping, laundry, banking, cleaning, personal care, safety, and cooperating with roommates and neighbors. We are very proud of the progress they have made in learning the skills necessary to maintain an independent residence.


      Two Residential Camps are major highlights of the late spring & summer.  This year the ARC Campers spent four days at Camp Bloomfield in Malibu and four days, again in Malibu, at Hilltop Camp.  These trips are filled with swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, campfire skits, trips to the mess hall, softball games, basketball, fun, friendship and life long memories.