The Arc is the advisor to People 1st of the Lakeshore, which is comprised of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The members strive to bring about positive changes and increase opportunities for individuals with I/DD. They are people first and their disabilities come second.
The members of People 1st attend conferences to learn how to advocate on issues they are concerned about, such as public transportation, housing and employment. They enjoy an active social life and attend the activities at Tulip Time, the Ottawa County Fair and the Coast Guard Festival.