What is I/DD?

The term Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) means a severe, chronic mental and/or physical impairment.

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Membership Drive

Your support is essential to help grow our unique services and programs for the Katy area and address unmet community needs.

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Programs & Events

The Arc of Katy offers events and activities year round including day and summer camps, socials and charity fundraisers.

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2018 Katy Hometown Heroes Recognition

Hometown Heroes RecognitionThe Arc of Katy is honoring our hometown heroes to demonstrate our pride in our community and to recognize those who make this a great place to live for our program participants, our members and our families. Two individuals who currently live or work in the Katy area will be recognized in 2018, one in each of the two categories described below. If you know of an individual in the Katy area who is deserving of these special recognitions, please complete and return the attached nomination form no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018.

  1. Hero for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: This recognition will honor a member of the Katy area who serves our community in special education, life-long learning, advocacy or programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) or other special needs. The individual recognized will be someone who helps individuals with special needs to achieve, live life to their fullest and be included in their community.
  2. Hero for A Great Place to Live:This recognition will honor a member of the Katy area who through their service helps to enhance and advance Katy so that it is a great place for all to live and thrive. Information submitted about the nominees should include information on why you and others consider them to be a hero such as how they are serving as a positive role model; their history of volunteerism; how they serve and enhance the community; how they help others; embody the values of the Katy community (e.g., family values, community service, education, inclusion, etc.); demonstrate leadership and courage; represent and support the diversity of our community; and are dedicated to public service.
  • Katy Hometown Heroes is presented by The Arc of Katy.
  • Katy Hometown Hero nominees must currently live or work in the Katy area. For purposes of this program, the Katy area will include unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County, Harris County and Waller County in Texas that are within the boundaries of the Katy Independent School District.
  • Nominations will be accepted through 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018.
  • All nominations will be considered, including those that may be proposed by the selection committee.
  • The selection committee will meet and make their selections after March 16, 2018.
  • The Hometown Heroes will be recognized at The Arc of Katy 2018 Gala – Celebrating Katy Hometown Heroes, a fund-raising gala on Friday, April 20, 2018, benefitting programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.

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Arc of Katy Socials


Our socials are held at the Katy Family YMCA, 1100 South Peek Road at Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Texas 77450 from 7 - 9 p.m.

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Adult Activity Day Camps


The Adult Day Activity Camp serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a safe and fun environment.

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Summer Program

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We offer three annual Summer Program sessions that give campers and their families flexibility for camp and other summertime activities.

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A tremendous benefit

Having a child with special needs is like being in a fraternity you didn’t elect to join. I am very happy and proud to be a part of the fraternity/community that is The Arc of Katy.

Jane Dooley, mother of Megan Scholfield

I will never forget

My experience volunteering at Arc was the most influential part of my summer. Their appreciation was always shown through their hugs and smiles. It was an experience I will never forget.

Kristin Thompson

Distinct pleasure

I've had the distinct pleasure of watching The Arc of Katy grow from a small group of parents to a community of family, friends and professionals all with a common interest.

Mary McDonald

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