Autism or autism spectrum disorder is characterized by specific behaviors that an individual presents. These challenges are not limited to just social awkwardness. They may include social skills, speech, repetitive behaviors, a preference to being alone, and unusual insistence on routine. Diagnoses of autism usually occur at a younger age with a higher prevalence for boys over girls. (It is four to five times more common in boys than girls). Based on information from the CDC 1 in 68 people in America have ASD. If these statistics hold true for Grays Harbor County, then there would be approximately 1071 individuals with ASD. Despite how common it is, there is nobody in Grays Harbor County, who can diagnose ASD. There are also no qualified ABA therapists in the county. For families that are taking care of a loved one who has ASD their trek for help begins with a long wait and ends with an even longer drive.

Membership has never been easier! We now take credit and debit cards!

Membership Type
One-year membership

On the home page, at the lower right corner, are two PayPal buttons. One is for a recurring subscription, and one is for a one-time membership. You don't need to have a PayPal account, simply click the appropriate button and follow the instructions. 

A major purpose of The Arc is advocacy. Your membership with The Arc strengthens the voice used to advocate for services and funding to fill the needs of people with I/DD and their families. It shows that YOU care and think people with special needs are important and need to be heard.

We offer many networking, skill-building, educational and recreational activities for people with disabilities, but to be successful, we need your help.

You can help in a number of ways:

For those with the time, there are several ways you can help:
Volunteer with fundraising activities, office or other miscellaneous tasks

Volunteer with clothing donation program
Become a trained helping parent mentor

You can donate cash, memorials, and gently used clothing. The Arc of Grays Harbor is a 501(c)3 organization so your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Receipts are provided at time of donation.

Membership or partnering with The Arc is vitally important for many reasons. It's more about numbers than money. Your membership shows that you care about people with disabilities and want to help create a better life for individuals and their families. The number of members show legislatures and granters how many people in Grays Harbor share the same concern. The higher the number, the stronger the voice. The proceeds from memberships help fund The Arc programs and services provided to the people we reach out to. It also gives you membership with The Arc at the state and national level. Your annual membership to the Arc of GH is affordable, and now you can pay by credit or debit card online through Pay Pal.

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