WE ARE LARC...
LARC is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing developmentally disabled adults with an opportunity to work, live, and participate in their community. Originally formed in 1956, as a school for children diagnosed with mental retardation (The Lansing School of Special Education), LARC has grown to provide day training, work activities, and senior programs to approximately 100 adults with developmental disabilities from across the Chicagoland Area. Additional services include ongoing educational initiatives, work opportunities in the community through mobile work crews and individual placement, and community integrated living arrangements or (CILA's) for 43 individuals in private housing around the community.
Fall Feast Tickets
Get your dinner tickets for our Fall Feast by calling (708) 474-1540, or stop by our administrative building in Lansing to purchase them. More information is here.
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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.
Volunteers are always welcome and needed at many of our events and at our facility.
Team up with us and see how just a little bit of your time can make a huge difference.
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.
LARC will provide person-centered supports and services that promote quality, dignity, and choice, and will assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve a greater independence in their lives by promoting choice, fostering a sense of pride, and empowering them to achieve their dreams.
LARC Mission Statement