Community Inclusion

Community Inclusion provides support for people with developmental disabilities to participate in integrated activities, events and volunteer opportunities in ways that are similar to other people their same age.  Community Inclusion services provide individuals with one-one-one support to develop significant relationships in the community through participation, contribution & inclusion with the goal of active and independent engagement in their community.  

Participants have helped their community with the following organizations:

Meals on Wheels, Northwest Harvest Food Bank, The VA Medical Center, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, Neighborhood Councils, Southside Christian Church Bible Study & Food Bank, Downtown Spokane Partnership, Terrain, Spokane Valley Senior Center, Southside Center, Fourth Memorial Church, SCRAPS, The Humane Society, etc.

To participate in The Arc's Community Inclusion program, candidates must have a referral from their Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) case manager.  Contact DDA for more information at (509) 328-2900 or TTY (509) 568-3038. 

To learn more about The Arc of Spokane's Community Inclusion program, contact Lauren Schubring at (509) 328-6326 or