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.

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3 days ago

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Week two
of our Performing Arts Showcase
is now on Youtube. See the comments for a link to laughter
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1 week ago

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Music Monday has arrived!
See comments for the link to the video made by ARCH Performers & Directors. See a new one each week!
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What an awesome group and song I really miss you guys

Beautiful song and great performance

Love your Somewhere Over the Rainbow❤️

Awesome!!! Great job!!!!

Wonderful!

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2 weeks ago

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Congratulations to all of our Special Olympics Golf participants! A special shout out to Mark & Richard and Vera & Damand for winning gold!!! ...

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Thanks for the invite!! I will sponsor a hole next year! ❤️✅🎉

Congratulations!!!!

Congrats!! 🎉

Way to go!! Congrats 🎉🥇🥇🥇🏆🏆🏆

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1 month ago

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A huge thank you to AZSTA (Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority) for their grant to help us buy two new nets for our gym and lots of new sports equipment!

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A huge thank you to AZSTA (Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority) for their grant to help us buy two new nets for our gym and lots of new sports equipment! 

@arizonasportsandtourismauthority
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1 month ago

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So excited for our much needed upgrades!! Thank you to all who made the Invest in Us campaign a success! ...

So excited for our much needed upgrades!! Thank you to all who made the Invest in Us campaign a success!Image attachment
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