Get Started With ARCH!

Serving the Valley's Special Needs Community

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.

Check Out Our Latest Posts


We are looking forward to our fishing camping trip weekend...getting ready to leave....thanks again to everyone who supported our fundraising car wash! ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago


New updated ARCH logo with our tagline! Thanks to Janice Guckenburg! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago


Today at Media Club we have been learning how to use light and shadow when doing our portrait photography...more from our portrait gallery coming soon... ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago


Today we are sorting flowers into colors for our Spring Prom on May 5th... ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago


Online Booking now open for our 41st Annual Spring Prom! May 5, 2017 6:00pm-9:30pm ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago