Support Abilities by backing one of TARC’s projects

TARC was formed by a small group of local families in 1954 seeking to improve the lives of their children with intellectual disabilities.  TARC is committed to providing excellent service, support and advocacy to 2,500 children, families and adults with developmental, intellectual and related disabilities. In the last 63 years, TARC has continued to evolve to meet the needs of our community.

To continue to provide crucial services without losing quality and quantity of services, TARC needs your help to continue projects to help children, adults and families with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

By choosing to fund one of projects you will support TARC programs that provide crucial services, supports and advocacy to 2,500 children, families and adults with developmental, intellectual or related disabilities in Topeka and Shawnee County.

Feeding Clinic

Feeding may seem like a basic skill, but for some it is an issue. TARC’s unique feeding clinic serves adults and children with feeding and swallowing issues. Established in 2013, TARC’s interdisciplinary approach to feeding issues helps children and adults over come their issues.

Your support for this project will allow us to continue to provided these needed services and purchase medical equipment to help with feeding therapy.


Art from the Heart Program

TARC’s Art from the Heart program provides a creative outlet for persons supported to express themselves through a variety of media. The structured art class is taught twice weekly by an instructor from the Mulvane Art Museum.

Supporting TARC’s Art from the Heart Program will help us continue the program and will help us purchase art supplies and bring in our art instructor each week.



WIBW Chris Fisher is at it once again! Gearing up for his Sporting Clays for Kids event in August with his ‪#‎JustABuck‬ Campaign. Just think, if everyone donated just one buck the impact that could be made! In 2016, TARC’s Children’s Services provided critical early intervention services to 777 children and in the first four months of 2017 have served 487 children, anticipating serving 800 children by December of this year. Your support will help us continue to provide quality early intervention services to children newborn to three year of age in Shawnee County.