The Arc of Arizona advocates for the rights and full community participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services, connect families, inspire communication and influence public policy.
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- Perseverance in Planning: The Value of Building an Inclusive Volunteerism Program July 18, 2019Building 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. … Continue reading →
- West Virginia, National Disability Advocacy Groups File Complaints Alleging Systemic Disability Discrimination in Kanawha County Schools July 15, 2019Washington, 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 … Continue reading →
- The Arc to Host Environmental Risk Reduction Program July 9, 2019Washington, 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 … Continue reading →
- Improving Recovery From Sexual Assault With Trauma-Informed Care June 27, 2019In communities across the country, a silent epidemic plagues the disability community. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are seven times more likely than the rest of the population to experience sexual violence. Despite this, understanding of how to … Continue reading →
- Bringing Positivity and Inclusion to the Table: Sodexo’s Disability Hiring Program June 27, 2019Kevin’s Story Kevin will be the first to tell you that he is a people person — and it is easy to see why. His sense of humor, high energy, and positivity are hard to miss in National Geographic’s Food … Continue reading →
- Introducing The Arc’s 2019 – 2020 National Sibling Council! June 24, 2019We are excited to welcome eight new members to our 2019-2020 National Sibling Council! They bring a wide range of expertise and passion and we are fortunate to be working with them for the next term year. The Sibling Council … Continue reading →
- It’s About Community: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision and Advancing the Integration Mandate June 22, 2019The U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead v. L.C. decision 20 years ago established that unjustified isolation is a form of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The decision acknowledged that segregating individuals with disabilities in institutional settings deprives them … Continue reading →
- The Department of Health and Human Services Proposes Rule to Weaken the Nondiscrimination Protections of the Affordable Care Act June 14, 2019The Arc continues to work to protect the significant achievements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the nondiscrimination provisions in Section 1557. We are disappointed to see the proposed rule from the Department of Health and … Continue reading →
- The Arc Condemns Deteriorating Treatment of Unaccompanied Minors in US Custody June 7, 2019Recent reports indicate that the federal government will restrict or cancel educational, recreational and legal services for thousands of children held in government migrant shelters. These practices are cruel and misguided. Research shows that trauma in childhood can have serious … Continue reading →
- Spotlight on Grief and Aging: Mark Keeley and Mary Anne Tolliver, St. Louis Arc June 6, 2019Today, with advances in medical care, deinstitutionalization, and people working and living more productive lives, individuals with I/DD are living much longer. Mark Keeley, President and CEO of the St. Louis Arc, recognized the growing needs of this aging population … Continue reading →