Arc of Greater New Orleans works to secure for all people with intellectual disabilities opportunities to develop, function, and live to their fullest potential.
The ArcGNO Mardi Gras Recycle Center Turns Beads into Jobs
Host a bead drive or donate beads at one of our collection sites.
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Volunteer with our bead team in a fun and festive environment.
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Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO) is a 67-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the independence and well-being of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and autism. Our staff currently support over 600 individuals throughout Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and St. Tammany parishes.
What we do
With your help we can continue to provide services and support to those in need.
Help us advocate for and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Our purpose is to create, through education, advocacy, and support, a greater New Orleans community that includes, accepts, and celebrates people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Want to make a difference in the life of a person with an intellectual or developmental disability?Join the ArcGNO Board of Directors!Interested applicants should fill out this interest form and check out what the expectations of board members are. An Arc board member...
ArcGNO’s Executive Director Gives an Update on the Agency’s Status during COIVD-19: In the 67 years Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO) has been in existence, it has experienced a lot. ArcGNO emerged in the 1950s when parents of children with Down syndrome or another...
The administrative offices of Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO) are closed until further notice due to the current Tropical Storm/Hurricane event. Please take all precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. We will update continued closure/anticipated...
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925 Labarre Rd
Metairie, LA 70001