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

The funding we receive often falls behind the rising costs of care.  For this reason, donations are hugely impactful to our services and supports.

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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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