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Happy 62nd Birthday TARC!

Sixty-two (62) years ago a group of 32 concerned and passionate parents met to discuss a mutual problem. They all needed support and services for their children – TARC was born on February 8, 1954.

In 1954, TARC provided services to 24 children between the ages of five and eighteen years old in a six room house at 4600 Southwest 10th Street, Topeka. The salary for the fist instructor was paid by the Junior League of Topeka.

In the last 62 years, we have grown to provide service, support and advocacy for 2,500 infants, children, families and adults Topeka and Shawnee County.

See you on the links!

  TARC’s 25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournamnet Monday, May 16 at Topeka Country Club 1 p.m. shot gun start | Scramble Format $500 per team | $125 per person Check back for registration information! Interested in Sponsoring the tournament? Events@tarcinc.org

Feeding may seem like a basic skill, but for some it's a challenge

  We are a proud provider for North East Kansas with expertise targeting individuals with developmental, intellectual and related disabilities.
Learn more about TARC's Feeding Clinic

Aquatic Therapy at TARC

The hydrotherapy pool provides therapeutic sessions to those we serve. The adjustable flow allows accessibility to all persons. Hydrotherapy provides a range of benefits including:

  • Increases static balance – helps reduce the risk of falling
  • Improves gait
  • Decreases pain and inflammation
Click here for more Information about Aquatic Therapy

Who We Are & Our Pledge

TARC is Shawnee County’s most experienced provider of support for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


TARC enhances the lives of people affected by intellectual, developmental and related disabilities through commitment to excellence in service, support and advocacy.


Our vision is that all people, including those with intellectual, developmental and related disabilities experience life to their potential.

Donate to TARC

Giving to TARC is an easy choice and now easy to do with so many options: online, by phone, by mail, in person and planned giving. TARC is also able to accept donated vehicles and in-kind donations from our Wish List. We also love the gift of time for those who would like to volunteer with TARC.

Save the Date for the 25th Annual TARC Benefit Golf Tournament!

TARC Industries

TARC Industries is a non-profit production facility that provides employment opportunities and work related experiences for persons with developmental disabilities.

Join our Team

We are hiring! Come work with a dedicated team of human service professionals! E.O.E.