Welcome to Burning Up the Beaches! We are planning a fantastic weekend of cruising, a Friday night party, live entertainment, and all the hospitality our Emerald Coast is famous for! In June 2015, Horizons of Okaloosa County re-branded to The Arc of the Emerald Coast (EC), joining names with the National organization we have always been an affiliate of over the years.

At Arc EC, we have ONE MISSION…to provide a path from disability to capability and empower our clients with self-advocacy and independence. We offer life-changing programs that foster independence and promote community inclusion. Our biggest goal is to create enhanced opportunities for those with disabilities to LIVE THEIR VERY BEST LIVES! We provide a wide range of community-based services including:

Inclusive Day Care Center             Group Homes             Aquatic Center

Early Intervention Services       Supported Living         Behavioral Analysis

Adult Day Programs                      Transportation            Residential Support

Daily Skills Instruction                 Social Activities           Workplace Skills Development

Supported Living

“Burning up the Beaches” originated from our partnership with the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce as a fundraiser to benefit The Arc of the Emerald Coast, allowing us to continue guiding our clients on their journey from disability to capability.

The Arc’s vision has served as the standard bearer for other Arc agencies with the highest ethics and professionalism to guide us. And thanks to people like you, the future is bright for Arc and all our clients!