Alice Pigman Center
The Alice Pigman Center is a day activity facility and residential support center for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families, operated by The Arc of Central Alabama at 215 21st Avenue South, just east of Green Springs Highway in Birmingham's Glen Iris neighborhood.
The center was founded in 1956 as the Opportunity Center School by its first principal, Alice Pigman. In addition to providing services, the school was used for research into the effectiveness of curricula designed to help children with intellectual disabilities. The Opportunity Center School was expanded with the completion of a new modern-style brick and glass wing in 1969.
Pigman stayed with the program until 1972 while also serving as executive director of The Arc (then called Aid for Retarded Children). The Arc's programs for youth moved to the former Salvation Army Youth Center in Crestwood South in 2014.
Among the programs currently housed at the Alice Pigman Center is the "RecyclABILITY" document shredding service.
- The Arc of Central Alabama website