The Arc provides help, programs, activities, and facilities. Locally, the Arc of Beaumont provides education, preparation for employment, help in finding a job, and independent living skills training in addition to leisure and recreation activities and other support for disabled adults and children and their families. The Arc also supports families who are caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Beaumont hosts and supports a group for Down syndrome families and hosts and helps an autism support group. Among the many things that the Arc provides, Arc supplies programming and support that helps families transition their intellectually and developmentally disabled children to adulthood. The Arc gives disabled adults tasks and purpose and draws them into a community and out of isolation. Physically fit, socially and intellectually active adults are more self sufficient, function at a higher level, require less medical care, and live longer, happier, more productive lives. We are all better off, and generally better as a community, when they and their families function well and get closer to their full potential.