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Created in 2021, Arc GLOW, a chapter of The Arc New York, is the result of the merger of two successful and long-standing organizations, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming and Arc of Genesee Orleans. 

Arc GLOW is a public, non-profit organization founded by parents and friends of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We serve individuals with a variety of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down syndrome, epilepsy, Fragile X syndrome and neurological conditions. In our name Arc GLOW, GLOW is an acronym for the counties we serve — Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming.

We are dedicated to helping people we serve meet their full potential and find fulfillment in learning, personal relationships, employment, volunteerism, recreation, the arts, and more. Our goal is to eliminate barriers and help individuals engage in the world. We invite you to learn more about us, ask questions and visit our facilities as we put our combined 100-plus years of dedication and experience to work creating a bright and exciting future for our communities. 

Arc GLOW serves up to 2,000 individuals with IDD of all ages throughout the GLOW counties. We also benefit the local economy as one of the area’s largest employers, with over 1,000 employees who provide assessment, health, educational, therapeutic, supportive, vocational, and residential services.

Our four-county service area covers roughly 2,400 square miles — geographically, the largest Arc chapter in New York state. 

The Arc New York

Arc GLOW is a chapter of The Arc New York. Throughout the state, 37 Arc chapters serve more than 60,000 New Yorkers. 

The Arc of the United States

We are also a chapter of The Arc of the United States, the nation’s largest volunteer group solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.