Serving People with Developmental Disabilities for rmore than 50 Years!

Our Mission Statement

LARC will provide supports and services that promote quality, dignity and choice and will assist individuals with developmental disabilities achieve outcomes of independence in their lives.


So Who Are We?


LARC is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing developmentally disabled adults with an opportunity to work, live, and participate in their community.  Originally formed as a school for children diagnosis with mental retardation in 1956 (The Lansing School of Special Education), LARC has grown to provide day training and work activities to approximately 100 adults with developmental disabilities from Southern Chicago land suburbs and Northwest Indiana in our main complex.  Also provided is a home environment for 43 individuals and work opportunities in the community through mobile work crews and individual placement. 

A person with developmental disabilities has been diagnosed with mental retardation or has suffered an injury, which severely limits his or her mental abilities.  According to the ARC, a national organization advocating and supporting persons with developmental disabilities, between 6.2 and 7.5 million people in the United States have a developmental disability.  It is shown to be more prevalent than Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and total blindness.  It is estimated that one in ten families are affected by developmental disabilities.

LARC’s goal is to assist and enable each disabled individual in our program reach their highest potential in their jobs, their home, and their community.

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