BARC Developmental Services Membership provides the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the individuals supported since 1951. Participation sustains the mission of our agency and financial support enhances the quality of all programs and services. Members take an active part in an election that directly impacts the future of the organization by casting votes for the volunteer Board of Directors that is comprised of professionals, members of the community and family members. Additionally, as a supporter of BARC Developmental Services, members receive the bi-annual newsletter, PROGRESS, written to inform supporters of the agency’s activities and accomplishments. To become a member please call the Development office at 215-794-0800 x 332.
Founded out of love for their sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities, a group of determined families united in 1951 to create a future of endless possibilities and opportunities for their loved ones. While the names and faces have changed over the years, BARC Developmental Services has remained steadfast in the vision of the founding families: daring to dream of a time and place where all individuals are accepted for their unique abilities and contributions.
BARC Developmental Services continues to value the diverse family relationships each supported individual embraces. We know that the fulfillment of each individual’s goals will flourish when an environment of collaborative partnerships are encouraged and established.
The Meaning of the BARC Developmental Services Symbol
In a single image, our mark represents a sunburst symbolizing warm rays of friendship, hope and love that BARC Developmental Services extends in all directions to persons with intellectual disabilities and Autism at all levels, in all communities in Bucks and Berks Counties.
It is our personal emblem of responsibility to help secure the rightful place for citizens with intellectual disabilities and Autism in our society.
When you see this symbol on BARC Developmental Services letterhead and literature, it is not the symbol of our Association alone but also of your “association” with us.