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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- Talk About Sexual Violence: Chris’ Story April 15, 2019April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault and violence disproportionately affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), with findings from NPR revealing that people with I/DD are assaulted at seven times the rate of people without disabilities. The … Continue reading →
- Celebrating National Volunteer Week with Inclusion April 8, 2019Happy National Volunteer Week and Month! Every day at chapters around the country, volunteers with and without disabilities work together to serve each other and the communities. This month, we honor all volunteers who selflessly give their time to make … Continue reading →
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Shining the Light on a Silent Epidemic April 6, 2019Chris Miller, James Meadours, and Kecia Weller Every day, in every community across the U.S., people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are being sexually assaulted. Too many have a story to tell, and yet few are ever heard. The … Continue reading →
- Executive Spotlight: Jill Pidcock, The Arc of the Central Mountains April 4, 2019The Arc of the Central Mountains recently opened their doors to support people through advocacy, outreach, and policy in a rural area of the Colorado mountains. They immediately found themselves in court supporting some of the individuals in their community. … Continue reading →
- The Arc Joins Appellate Court Amicus Brief Outlining Critical Importance of ACA for People with Disabilities April 3, 2019Washington, DC – The Arc has joined an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. The brief supports the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care … Continue reading →
- Special Olympics Saved – But What About All the Other Disability Program Cuts in President’s Budget? March 29, 2019Washington, DC – It’s budget season in Washington, DC, and there’s a lot at stake in the proposals for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). In the last few years, the Administration has consistently proposed cuts to programs that … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds on Federal Court Ruling Striking Down Medicaid Work Requirements March 28, 2019Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the federal court ruling against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ approval of Medicaid waiver projects in Kentucky and Arkansas that include work requirements. “We are … Continue reading →
- #HandsOff our Kids: Advocating Against Restraint and Seclusion March 26, 2019#HandsOff is a series on The Arc Blog. Each month, we feature a story from individuals and families across The Arc’s network about how some of today’s key policy issues impact their day to day lives. By: Erik Smith I … Continue reading →
- Trump Administration 2020 Budget Request: Old Ideas and Big Cuts March 11, 2019Today, the Trump Administration released a budget request that if passed by Congress, would put the lives of people with disabilities at risk. The proposal includes deep cuts to Medicaid, the core program providing access to health care and home … Continue reading →
- Walmart, Disability Employment and an Opportunity to Lead March 4, 2019By Peter Berns, CEO, The Arc It’s no surprise that when Walmart, our nation’s largest private employer, announced plans to change the People Greeter role in its stores, a move that affects some employees with disabilities serving in that role, … Continue reading →