What types of developmental disabilities do you support?

We primarily serve individuals with Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, Prader-Willi syndrome and varied mental disabilities. The Arc Nassau is the only local, nonprofit agency providing programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities who are 18 years and older.

How long can an individual receive support from The Arc Nassau?

Our individuals may stay with us indefinitely. Currently the length of stay ranges from our most recent inductee of 8 months to our longest supported individual of 36 years.

What are the fees for the Adult Day Training Program?

There are no program fees collected from individual participants who are on the Medicaid Waiver Program and who have chosen The Arc Nassau as their support provider. Additionally, The Arc Nassau solicits grants and donations, and conducts fundraising activities to offset the program costs not funded by Medicaid. In addition, The Arc Nassau sponsors a Scholarship Program, funded through donations, for individuals waiting for services on the Medicaid Waiver Wait List.

How are individuals transported to/from The Arc Nassau?

The Arc Nassau provides door-to-door transportation for participating individuals from their homes to the training center and off-site work locations, Monday through Friday. Professionally staffed vehicles transport individuals to and from their homes in Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Callahan, Hilliard and Bryceville.

Do you have a Private Pay Program?

The Arc Nassau offers a Private Pay Program:  Day Program at $30per day and Transportation at $24 per round trip.


As a parent/guardian, how do I obtain services for my disabled adult?

The Arc Nassau’s program serves adults 18 years and older who have diagnosed developmental disabilities. Currently, the majority of our participants receive services through the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Medicaid Waiver Program. Our program participants are referred to The Arc Nassau by APD, support coordinators, and other providers. Individuals choose to participate in our program and develop personal goals through a support plan. Individuals with a Medicaid Waiver must provide a current cost authorization with The Arc Nassau as the designated provider. This cost authorization is provided through the individual’s assigned support coordinator through APD. The The Arc Nassau staff representative, the individual, the family member/guardian, and support coordinator must complete a support plan to identify program activities to meet an individual’s goals.