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LARC has been selected for the myWalgreens donation program.  You can donate a portion of your myWalgreens cash rewards to LARC now thru Feb 28! Just download the myWalgreens app, and follow the link to donate your rewards.  You must have one of the SW area Walgreens selected as your store, or LARC will not be shown.  For more info, visit or call (708) 474-1540.

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If you use credit/debit cards while shopping, you can help LARC earn HUGE cash rebates while you shop!  Click here for more information, and start shopping!

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LARC is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), community-service organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ensuring they can live a quality and engaging life by participating as contributing members of their community.


Originally formed in 1956, as a school for children with developmental disabilities (The Lansing School of Special Education), LARC has grown to provide services and supports to approximately 100 individuals across the Chicagoland Area. Supports include service facilitation, community day services, choice-driven classroom & recreational activities, job training & placement, and community-integrated living arrangements for 44 individuals in single-family group homes throughout the community. 

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Passion is the common attribute of those that work at LARC.


If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of others, scroll through our openings and tell us about your interests.

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In order to continue to provide the highest quality of care to those we serve, we look to the generosity of our supporters.

Donations can come in many different forms.

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Fundraisers and events help us raise community awareness and generate funding in support of our cause.


Consider joining us at one of our events and see for yourself.

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LARC's Mission Statement:  


LARC paves pathways through individualized supports and services so people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can experience a self-directed lifestyle.


LARC's Vision Statement:  


LARC envisions an inclusive society that embraces the individuality of each person with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Thank you to our dedicated sponsors and business members

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