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Our Work in Action

The Arc of King County serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families across the lifespan, actively supporting inclusion so we can all live, learn, work, and play in the community – making the world a better place for us all.

A more inclusive world - 2023

Produced by Playfish Media
Featuring Reggie Daniels, Bao-Dung Le, and Jane Nyambura

Sonya & Gabby - Support over 10-plus years

Produced by Red Element Studios
Featuring Gabby and Sonya Sacundo


Healthy Relationships - 2019

Produced by 840 Entertainment
Featuring Betsy McAlister, Leah McAlister, Nancy Ford and Michael Graham

The Collins Family - 2018

Produced by Endless Film Productions
Featuring Shayla and Marcus Collins and their two boys, Noah and Israel.

Joel's Story - 2018

Produced by Madison Njos

This is Joel's story - the loss of his longtime home, and the work to get him back home to Ballard. In 2017, the annual point-in-time homeless count tallied close to 12,000 people in in King County. About half had a disability.

Where is Christa Now - June 2017

Produced by Madison Njos
Three months after the Legacy Gala and Awards, we caught up with Christa to see how she's doing in her new home. Check out how she's doing today.

Christa's Story - 2017

Produced by Red Element Studios
Increasingly, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are navigating crises brought by lack of affordable housing and and extremely low, fixed income. This is Christa's story.
In 2014, a domestic violence situation left her homeless, with no family or natural supports to help. She spent two years couch surfing and sleeping on the streets while working with The Arc of King County to stabilize and find housing.


Living Our Legacy: 80 Years at The Arc of King County - 2016

Founded in 1936, The Arc works with families from prenatal diagnosis through end of life care. This video highlights former Board Trustee and honored community member, Margaret Lee Thompson, and the Urite Family, longtime participants in The Arc's Parent to Parent and Information & Family Support programs. 

Joel Romeo, Supported Living Participant - 2014

Produced & Directed by Marcy Stone-Francois

Produced by Marcy Stone-Francois

At The Arc of King County, we provide Supported Living direct care to about 45 people and we see both the immediate need and tremendous benefits of community residential services. We know having a friendship or relationship with someone with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) changes attitudes and beliefs about what people with I/DD can accomplish and raises expectations for what they can achieve and contribute in their lifetimes. 

The Supported Living model is the most cost-efficient for residential care and the most person-centered, connecting people with natural supports so they can thrive. Joel is a longtime program participant who has been embraced by his neighborhood community in Ballard. This film was produced and directed by Marcy Stone-Francois, edited by Mikhail Skopstov, with Cinematography by Futsam Tsegai and Cozell Wilson. Nobody Loves Joel Romeo won "Best Film" and "Best Original Score" at the 2014 International Documentary Challenge at Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.