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The mission of The Arc Caddo-Bossier is "Building Unlimited Opportunities for People with Disabilities".

The Arc Caddo-Bossier achieves our Mission with these Core Values:
Compassion…valuing every person with sensitivity and a listening heart
Integrity…respecting others with truth and honor
Mission Driven…demonstrating a commitment to inclusive communities
Accountability…taking responsibility for one's own actions
Team Player…willing to work well with others to get the job done

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Legal Name: The Arc Caddo-Bossier
Service Sector: Human Services
Address: 351 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA, LA 71101
The Arc Caddo-Bossier (The Arc) began in 1954 with a group of parents of children with disabilities. The Arc has a history of maintaining proven programs while leading the way with innovative early intervention services, job opportunities, community living services, advocacy, recreational activities, training and education for people with disabilities. It has led the movement for inclusive childcare, community homes, respite care, and employment options for disabled workers. We do this with services where our consumers receive improved work skills, increased job opportunities and where consumers grow physically, intellectually, and socially in an inclusive environment.

For 65 years The Arc has been providing much-needed services in our community. Today The Arc provides these services through five divisions, Children's Services, Community Homes, Community Living and Supports Services, Employment Services, Recreation and Advocacy to fulfill its mission and vision of inclusive communities.

Goldman School, a program of The Arc Caddo-Bossier, was highly recommended for our son. We applied and were placed on a waiting list. In August of 2016 our son was suddenly asked to no longer attend his school due to his condition and behavior. We contacted Goldman School and told them about our crisis. Within days we were told our son would be welcomed at Goldman School. He is nonverbal and often has behavioral issues.

Since attending Goldman School, I have noticed more discipline in my son, increased ability to follow directions, and the ability to play with others. He has more words in his vocabulary, and he definitely is able to communicate his needs and wants better. He is happy, and he loves his teachers and school. What others said he couldn't do or wouldn't do, he is doing. My son is strong, and he has a solid support system.

Goldman School feels my son is worthy and deserves a chance in life just like anyone else. We are grateful, and we don't take it for granted!

Sincere thanks, Eli's Mother

Over and over Goldman School receives children who have been told they must leave their child care facility due to a lack of training in handling their care. There is a huge need for these services in our community.