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  • Amended Budget Proposal Saves Special Olympics – But Not All the Other Disability Program Cuts May 17, 2019
    Washington, DC – This week, President Trump sent to Congress an amended budget proposal which included money for Special Olympics, reversing an attempt to cut the funding. However, many other cuts that could impact the lives of people with intellectual … Continue reading →
  • The Arc’s Concerns About Changes at the Administration for Community Living May 10, 2019
    The Arc was concerned to read the Notice Statement on the reorganization of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) published in the federal register. As the “the principal agency in the department designated to lead aging and disability programs,” ACL … Continue reading →
  • Talk About Sexual Violence: James’ Story April 29, 2019
    April 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 first step … Continue reading →
  • #Handsoff: Why I Advocate to Stop the Shock April 25, 2019
    By Nicole Jorwic People with disabilities are being tortured by shock devices at the Judge Rotenberg Center. These devices are worn by residents of JRC, an institution in Massachusetts for children and adults with disabilities. Staff members use remote controls … Continue reading →
  • Talk About Sexual Violence: Kecia April 19, 2019
    April 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 →
  • Talk About Sexual Violence: Chris’ Story April 15, 2019
    April 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, 2019
    Happy 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, 2019
    Chris 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, 2019
    The 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, 2019
    Washington, 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 →
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