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  • The Arc Rejects President Trump’s Comments on Bringing Back Institutions August 16, 2019
    Washington, DC – The Arc, the nation’s largest civil rights organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), which was founded by parents and family members who rejected institutions and fought for decades to close them, released the following statement on President Trump’s comments about creating new institutions for people with mental health needs. […]
  • The Arc Responds to Cruel DHS Public Charge Rule That Hurts People with Disabilities and Their Families August 14, 2019
    Washington, DC – The Arc denounces the harmful rule that will be finalized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday, August 14. This new rule discriminates against people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, among others.  It allows the federal government to deny admission into the U.S. and unfairly […]
  • About Us July 23, 2019
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  • Our Mission & Values July 23, 2019
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  • Our Position Statements July 23, 2019
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  • Perseverance in Planning: The Value of Building an Inclusive Volunteerism Program July 18, 2019
    Building an inclusive volunteering community can be stressful. But, it is often incredibly rewarding as well! This year, we asked Erica Delma from Holly Ridge Center to share their journey as a grantee of The Arc’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project through a letter to herself. She spoke about finding meaningful work […]
  • West Virginia, National Disability Advocacy Groups File Complaints Alleging Systemic Disability Discrimination in Kanawha County Schools July 15, 2019
    Washington, DC – Local and national disability advocacy organizations have filed three complaints with the West Virginia Department of Education alleging widespread failures by Kanawha County Schools (KCS) to educate children with disabilities, including autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Specifically, the groups assert that KCS—the public school […]
  • The Arc to Host Environmental Risk Reduction Program July 9, 2019
    Washington, DC – The Arc is pleased to announce that it will host Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks), a collaborative of leading scientists, health professionals and children’s and environmental advocates that works to disseminate scientific information and raise awareness of the risks pregnant women and children face from chemicals and pollutants that harm brain […]
  • Get Ready for National Disability Voter Registration Week: July 15 –19! July 8, 2019
    Did you know that the voter turnout rate for people with disabilities is 6 percent lower than that of people without disabilities? Each year, the REV UP campaign, through the American Association for People with Disabilities, organizes National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to promote registration and civic engagement among people with disabilities.  July 15-19, […]
  • Free Marketing and Branding Help! July 8, 2019
    As a well-known and respected brand, displaying The Arc logo is an important step of your marketing plan. If your chapter… Is new and has yet to adopt The Arc’s brand logo Is using your business trade name but are not clearly and conspicuously displaying The Arc’s “affiliated chapter” logo Has a new name Merged […]
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