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.
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteer with our bead team in a fun and festive environment.
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Buy recycled beads to help us turn beads into jobs.
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
Family Supports Coordination
Residential Support Services
Assist adults with day-to-day living skills so they can be more independent.
We operate five community centers promoting independence, self-reliance and self esteem.
We assist with job placement, provide job coaching and employ individuals with IDD.
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.
First Edition of the ArcGNO Connections Newsletter
This newsletter will serve as a way for the entire ArcGNO community to stay up-to-date on all the exciting and progressive ways that ArcGNO is serving the members of our community.
How does ArcGNO create jobs for individuals with intellectual disabilities or development delays(IDD)?
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Metairie, LA 70001