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ARCH is a 5-acre recreation center in the heart of Phoenix, offering a full range of skills-based programs and activities, enabling adults and children with developmental disabilities to obtain higher levels of physical well-being, pride, independence, and self-esteem.

Our History

We opened our doors on September 23rd 1975 to 25 teens and adults in an old cafetorium at the abandoned Alhambra Elementary School on Grand Avenue.

A founding premise of ARCH was that individuals with disabilities should be given every opportunity to develop, both physically and mentally, to the full extent of his or her potential.

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for Rick's Memorial. It was a beautiful ceremony, then we released Diamondbacks balloons to say our goodbyes... ... See MoreSee Less

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It's a beautiful sunny blue sky day! All are welcome to join us for Rick's memorial today at ARCH at 1pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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TJ & Jennie are at the @arizonasportsandtourismauthority Youth & Amateur Sports Summit today at the University of Phoenix stadium learning about upcoming grants :) ... See MoreSee Less

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