Mission & History
Incorporated in 1953 as the Morris County Unit of the New Jersey Parents Group for Retarded Children, The Arc/Morris County Chapter is the largest provider of services for people affected by intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their families in Morris County. The Arc/Morris envisions a world in which people with intellectual disabilities and their families are valued and have the opportunity to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency, independence and inclusion possible. As such, we are dedicated to the care, support and advancement of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Historic Timeline
60+ Years of Service

1954

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2016

Formally incorporated as the New Jersey Association for Retarded Children, Morris Unit and joined the
National Association for Retarded Children
Sheltered Workshop Program established
Nursery Class established
Boy Scout Troop and Girl Scout Troop started • First office opened in Morristown
"Happy Day" camp began with 14 campers
Day Time Care Training Center started
First Morris County Special Olympics held
Two new school busses were purchased to transport Day Training pupils
Early Intervention Program established
Purchased the Garland School, relocated offices to this Chester site and renamed it Deerhaven
Morris County Adaptive Recreational Program (McARP) established
Administrative Office moved to Central Avenue on the Greystone Psychiatric Hospital Campus
Flanders Adult Training Center opened
First Group Home opened in Lake Hiawatha, Parsippany Troy-Hills Township
St. Elizabeth's Adult Training Center opened
Supported Employment Program started
Developmental Day Care program established at the St. Elizabeth location
Hanover Adult Training Center opened
In-Home Respite Program established • Morristown Behavioral Special Needs Group Home opened (#11)
Special Needs Adaptive Preschool (SNAP) opened
Randolph Township Group Home dedicated (#12), our first newly constructed home funded by HUD
Supportive Living Program established
Agency name changed to The Arc/Morris County Chapter, New Jersey, Inc. • First Annual Radiocast held
Morris Township Ketch Road Supervised Apartment Program opened, dedicated as The Harry F. Wilkinson
Arc House for Independent Living
Aftercare Respite Program established
Saturday Respite Program established • Hanover Township Mountain Avenue Group Home opened (#16),
our first donated home
Dover Adult Training Center opened, serving Medical and Senior Special Needs
Parsippany Access I Group Home opened (#18)
50th Anniversary celebrated • Walkathon held for the first time
Purchase of Flanders School • Secured long-term, 25 year lease for Central Administrative Headquarters
Initiated first Capital Campaign to raise $3,000,000
The opening and dedication of the new Loretta & Julius Krauklis Center takes place.
The newly renovated and re-named central office, The Arc/Morris Chapter’s F.M. Kirby Administrative Center,
is dedicated.
Completed expansion of the Hanover and Dover Adult Training Centers
Opened the Rubenstein Respite Home
25th Annual Arc/Morris Foundation Golf Outing Held
Re-opening of former Chatham Respite Home as Chatham Group Home

 
 
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