Support The Arc of the Ozarks' Unfunded Programs

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The Arc of the Ozark's Educational and Recreational Services

Education and Recreation

  • Our Ed/Rec program offers services to individuals who want to broaden social skills and develop independence and are encouraged to participate in one of our many activities. The Arc of the Ozarks is proud to offer access to a gymnasium, a pool, summer camp, and other fun opportunities. We are able to offer these services through the programs below.
  • No Limits Summer Camp
    • The summer camp's goal is to provide a fun and safe experience for individuals with disabilities and to provide qualified staff to supervise your child's day camp experience.
  • Weekend Recreation
    • Through this program, The Arc offers structured recreational programs in Springfield and Monett for children and young adults with disabilities.
  • Lifetime of Learning
    • The goal of this program is for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to continue their education and improve skills and successfully apply what they learn to everyday life.
  • Aquatic Therapy
    • The Arc pool is available for individuals to practice and improve their swimming technique while establishing confidence in and around the water. Our pool area includes a heated indoor pool and wading pool. The pool also has therapy devices and a water-powered lift to help with the swimming experience.
  • How your donation could help
    • Education and Recreation is a completely unfunded program and relies heavily on our community partners to support all of the amazing activities that they do.
    • Your donation will go into a fund to help sustain operational demands, equipment needs, and supply needs.

Rivendale Institute of Learning and Center for Autism

  • Rivendale's prime objective is to help all students seeking an education to become independent young adults who can successfully navigate a variety of mainstream situations.
  • At this school, students with disabilities are offered many ways to engage and learn. It offers families an alternative to public education that allows students to be able to explore their full potential.
  • Rivendale does not provide a one-size-fits-all approach to learning. This means that special education programs are tailored to each child’s skill set, as we understand that each child has unique social and educational needs.
  • Our educators are trained in the latest educational strategies to ensure that each child receives the personalized attention they deserve. By embracing the principles of special education, we empower our students to reach their highest potential in both academic and social domains.
  • How your donation could help
    • Rivendale Institute of Learning and Center for Autism is not a funded school. This means it relies on the support of fundraising and community partners to be able to provide much-needed educational services to children.
    • Your donation to Rivendale would go towards covering program and therapeutic expenses for the students, as well as equipment needs.

Show your support by helping our unfunded programs today.

If you have any questions please reach out to Karen Ruff, Director of Development.

417-771-3698 or