The Arc of Fort Bend County was founded in 1968 by parents who wanted to improve the lives of their children who had intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a “grass roots” advocacy organization, The Arc’s mission is to ensure opportunities for people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities to maximize their quality of life within our community.


Bloom Business is expanding their efforts to create more work opportunities for people with I/DD. Bloom is leading a partnership effort with The Arc of Buncombe County, Liberty Corner Enterprises, and Cermount to create a video to educate employers in the Western North Carolina area of the benefits of hiring people with I/DD. This film will feature several local employers who will share their experiences of employing this uniquely talented population. Filming is set for the 3rd week of September 2017. The video will be available for distribution sometime in October 2017.