What is the 1956 Society?
Arc Broward was started in 1956 and began as a very small not-for-profit serving children with developmental disabilities. Today, it has grown into one of the largest providers in Broward County, annually impacting over 1,200 children and adults with disabilities and other life challenges.
The 1956 Society embodies the movement inspired by the parents of children with disabilities who founded Arc in 1956. Their vision and passion still drive us today. 1956 Society members are generous, caring individuals who have come together to make an IMPACT for people with disabilities and help transform our community by providing opportunities for children and adults to DEVELOP, be EMPOWERED, and THRIVE!