1953 – Parents of children with mental retardation form study groups meetings in homes and churches

1959 – Parents form and incorporate the School of Hope for Mentally Retarded Children

1961 – Parents form and incorporate the Jackson County Association for Retarded Children (JCARC) and affilate with state and national organizations

1966 – JCARC purchase two acres on Valley View Drive, Medford (the home of Living Opportunities until 2016) and open the first Sheltered Workshop in Southern Oregon

1967 – JCARC opens the first pre-school in Oregon for children with DD

1968 – JCARC began plans for the Rogue Valley Opportunity Center on Valley View Drive

1970 – Rogue Valley Opportunity Center incorporates and opens as the complete workshop and training facility in Southern Oregon

1971 – Treasure II Thrift Store opened and continues to operate at 121 N. Central Avenue in Medford

1974 – A group from JCARC incorporates Living Opportunities (now a separate agency) and opens the first group home on Beatty Street in Medford

1975 – JCARC changes to the Jackson County Association for Retarded Citizens (JCARC)

1980 – JCARC changes to the Association of Retarded Citizens of Jackson County (ARC)

1982 – Rogue Valley Opportunities Center dissolves

1991 – ARC began the Ken Wonderly Memorial Fund

1993 – ARC Office opened and the first Executive Director was hired

1994 – ARC Respite Care Program implemented and a Family Service Coordinator was hired

1994 – ARC changes to The Arc of Jackson County (The Arc)

1998 – Transition House leased to house four young men and women with intellecutal and developmental disabilities, and a care assistant

2001 – The Arc hosts Lifespan Respite Network of Jackson County

2001 – The Arc begins coordinating bi-monthly social activities with seven agencies in Jackson County

2002 – The Arc sponsors Troy's Recycling Program (program disolved in 2006)

2003 – The Arc leases Sara's House (program disolved in 2006)

2005 – Lifespan Respite Cooperative begins now known as The Arc's Lifespan Respite Social Club

2009 – Creation of the Dance Theater Group in partnership with Artist and Choreographers Building Community— first performance ”Cinderella in Blue”

2010 – The Arc changes Lifespan Respite Network of Jackson County's name to Lifespan Respite after the State of Oregon dissolves funding for the program throughout Oregon

2010 – The Arc implements the "School-to-Community Transition Project" targeting eight to 10 "at risk" students in SOESD's Transition Program through a sub-grant of The Arc of the United States (program was suspended due to lack of funding in 2014)

2011 – The Arc begins its annual fundraising event, "Live to Dance with The Arc Stars"

2011 – The Arc of Jackson County formally changes its name to The Arc Jackson County and underwent rebranding. Treasures II Thrift Store now known as The Arc Thrift Store

2011 – The Arc implements a new program called "Families For Community" creating a diverse community among families who have children experiencing disabilities of all kinds (now named "Bridging Communities" is a program of Living Opportunties)

2016 – The Arc implements the "HealthMatters" program and begins important health promotion instruction and education to keep people healthy and engaged in their communities

2017 – The Arc opens a new Lifespan Respite Social Club site in Rogue River

2018 – The Arc move Lifespan Respite Social Club site in Rogue River to Eagle Point

2018 – The Arc become licensed to provide Commuity Living Supports

2018 – The Arc takes over Easter Seals "First Saturday Dance"

2018 – The Arc pilots "Summer Camp" in partnership with the Rogue Valley YMCA

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