We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization serving people with intellectual disabilities and delays from birth through adulthood in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and St. Tammany parishes.

Arc of Greater New Orleans is committed to securing for all people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop, function and live to their fullest potential. 

Recent Announcements

  • Arc of GNO Health Fair March 31, 2017 from 10 am - 2 pm!
    Posted Mar 22, 2017, 10:30 AM by Emily Chaisson
  • #NOTSPECIALNEEDS JUST HUMAN NEEDS, a PSA for World Down Syndrome Day humorously redefines what ‘special needs’ are. Click here to watch the PSA Video.Ahead of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, Italian nonprofit CoorDown has released a PSA that humorously explains why the expression “special ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2017, 10:08 AM by Emily Chaisson
  • Beads for Doughnuts on March 20 & 21!
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 12:21 PM by Emily Chaisson
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Bring your Mardi Gras Beads to one of these following locations:


  • New Orleans Public Library branches
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Permanent drop off locations:

  • Whole Foods on Magazine
  • Rouses on Airline
  • The Green Project:
    2831 Marais St,
    New Orleans, LA 70117
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Any of our Arc locations:

  • 925 S. Labarre Rd., Metairie
  • 333 Sala Ave., Westwego
  • 1771 Nashville, New Orleans
  • 3406 Hessmer Ave., Metairie
  • 3700 Jean Laffitte Pkwy., Chalmette
  • 106 E. 25th Ave., Covington 

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