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Welcome to
The Arc of Southwest Colorado

We are a non-profit organization in Durango, Colorado whose mission is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We are committed to providing unwavering care, resources, and opportunities through education advocacy, community collaboration, support groups, and inclusive activities. 

We serve the four corners region of La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, Dolores, and San Juan Counties. This includes the cities of Durango, Bayfield, Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Dove Creek, and Silverton.

Education Advocacy

Connect with an advocate to help navigate school systems, including evaluations, IEP’s, and 504’s.

Adult Programs

We host social and educational programs, events, and activities for adults with disabilities.


We have created valuable resources with community partners to help navigate systems and empower individuals and families facing various challenges.

Event Calendar

The Arc of Southwest Colorado hosts a variety of educational workshops, trainings, and social events to bring people of all types together. Click here.

Click here to download the 2021 Annual report

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Proud to be a United Way of Southwest Colorado partner agency