Achieve with us.

The Arc is dedicated to the interests of Smith County citizens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

We Can Help!

Call: (903) 597-0995

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People First

The Arc of Smith County believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.

Who We Are

The Arc of Smith County: Maximizing the potential of individuals with cognitive and or intellectual challenges through education, social and life skill building, information resources, family respite and advocacy.

What We Do

The Arc of Smith County provides programs and services including residential and day camps, dances and socials, autism support groups while offering much needed respite to families and caregivers.

Your Support

As the community of Smith County grows so do the needs of the Arc as more Special Needs folks are in need of the programs and activities that we offer. We need to expand several programs to accommodate the growing number of our special needs citizens therefore continuing funds are needed to continue our growth.

Programs and Events

The Arc provides a variety of programs for our consumers and their families. They include recreational, social, advocacy and support programs. If you have any questions regarding any programs, please contact Rhonda Boaz, Program Manager for The Arc, at 903-597-0995.

Ages 4-25

Camp Friendship

Various Locations

(Spring and Fall)


Camp Heyday

Smith County



Camp Kennedy

Smith County


Agape Players

Arc Performing Artists


The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Company


Funlovers’ Dance


Our Sponsors

All Home Fusion  •  American State Bank  •  Austin Bank  •   Benchmark Design  •  Brad Boles -Boles Design Group  •  Brookshire Grocery Company   

Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System  •   Eri Consulting Inc.  •  Four Seasons Women’s Health   •   Southside Bank   •  Gollob Morgan Peddy PC

United Way of Tyler/Smith County: A Member Agency Junior League of Tyler : A Supportive Agency

Thank you to the many individuals, local Foundations and Businesses that continue to give support to the Arc of Smith County. We appreciate our Corporate Sponsors for their support of the Arc’s programs and activities that are offered to over 1500 Special Needs Citizens and Families in Smith County.

The Arc is a member of the Chamber of Commerce

Doris Evans Gillis Charitable Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation