Welcome to Horizons Your Local Arc Agency

Our Mission:

“To provide a path from disability to capability.”

Horizons was founded in 1992 and is an affiliate of The Arc of the United States, the world’s largest grassroots advocacy organization for citizens of all ages with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and their families. June 2015 Horizons of Okaloosa County changed its name to The Arc of the Emerald Coast.  The Arc of the Emerald Coast provides services in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties*.  We provide services that work to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community. We also focus on abilities, respect, choice for all and encourage active citizenship and inclusion in every community.

  • One of every ten families in America has a member with an intellectual and developmental disability.
  • There are more than 7.5 million people in the U.S. with an intellectual and developmental disability.
  • Cognitive/intellectual disability is a condition, not a disease.

*Arc Walton is the primary service provider in Walton County, with Arc of the Emerald Coast stepping in with any services not provided by the primary provider.

Our Vision:

Empowering those with developmental disabilities to live meaningful lives.

Our Values:

Inspiration:           Cultivate a culture of hope

Protection:          Advocate for those who cannot do so for themselves

Creativity:            Think outside the box to create individualized solutions

Excellence:         Earn the reputation of a premium community resource

Respect:             Recognize the dignity and worth of all

Empathy:            Embrace diversity and value people as individuals

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