Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Arc?

The Arc of St. Lucie County provides services, programs, and advocacy for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in St. Lucie County, Florida.

How does one pay for services at The Arc?

We accept Medicaid Waiver and will bill Medicaid for the services we provide. Another option is private pay.  The Arc can assist you with getting signed up with Medicaid Waiver too. Call us at our Administrative Offices for more information (or see below for more information).

What is Medicaid Waiver?

iBudget Florida is the name for the Medicaid Waiver program in Florida for persons with Developmental Disabilities. In this program, you can get financial assistance for Adult Day Training, Supported Employment, Transportation, Respite care, Companion Services, Residential assistance and more.

How do I sign up dor Medicaid Waiver?

The Agency For Persons With Disabilities handles the Medicaid waiver program for persons with developmental disabilities. This program is iBudget Florida.

Telephone: (850) 488-4257
Toll-Free: 1-866-APD-CARES or 1-866-273-2273


What is a Developmental Disability?

A “developmental disability” is a disorder or syndrome that is attributable to retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, or Prader-Willi syndrome; that manifests before the age of 18; and that constitutes a substantial handicap that can reasonably be expected to continue indefinitely. (Definition from APD).

What area do you provide services in?

We provide services in St. Lucie County, which includes both Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, FL. 

Do you have transportation?

Yes. We provide transportation services all over the county. 

What services do you provide?

We offer:

Supported Employment and Vocational Training;

Adult Day Training;

Volunteering Program;

A Children’s After School and Summer Camp Program;

Residential Services;

Coordination with APD, Support Coordinators, and Florida Medicaid and iBudget.

—Check our “Services” tab for more information on these services. 

What if I have a complaint or a problem?

Please contact us at our Administrative Offices:

500 S. Highway US 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Phone: (772) 468-7879          or email:

Our Executive Director and Management Staff will work diligently to address any concerns you have and make your experience with us better. We work hard each day to deliver a great experience for our clients and their family members. If we miss the mark, we want to know about it. We love what we do want to make it a great experience for everyone we serve and partner with.

Our Misssion

The mission of The Arc of St. Lucie County is to empower persons with disabilities to attain an improved quality of life in the community through ongoing advocacy and the provision of the highest quality services and support.