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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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  • The Arc Responds to Trump Administration’s Latest Assault on the Affordable Care Act July 11, 2018
    Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced funding cuts to programs that assist people enrolling in health insurance. It would result in severe cuts to the Navigator program totaling more than $25 million. Specifically, the funding cuts would decrease the program budget … Continue reading →
  • July Executive Spotlight: Christiano Sosa, The Arc of Colorado July 5, 2018
    In fall of 2017, The Arc of Colorado welcomed Christiano Sosa as its new Executive Director. With a strong background in cause-driven work, Christiano has spent his first few months at the helm achieving big policy victories in employment, housing, DSP wages, … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Senate Passage of the Farm Bill June 29, 2018
    Washington, DC – Today, the United States Senate passed its version of the “Farm Bill” (Manager’s Amendment to the House version of the 2018 Agriculture and Nutrition Act), a bill to reauthorize farm programs and policy as well as the … Continue reading →
  • Labor Department Finalizes Rule Expanding Non-ACA Compliant Association Health Plans June 28, 2018
    Critical Consumer Protections Missing, Potentially Impacting Affordability of Other Plans On June 19th, the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs), finalizing the DOL’s proposed rule released … Continue reading →
  • #HandsOff Medicaid for this Rockstar Musician June 26, 2018
    #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: Rachna Heizer, Member … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Supreme Court Decision to Decline Review of Brendan Dassey Case June 25, 2018
    Washington, DC – Washington, D.C. – Today, The U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant review of Dassey v. Dittman. Brendan Dassey, a young man with social, learning, and developmental disabilities, was a central figure in Netflix’s smash docuseries, Making a Murderer.  He was sentenced to … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Executive Order on Family Separations June 24, 2018
    Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to President Trump’s signing of an Executive Order on family separations. The Executive Order directs the Department of Homeland Security to detain families together during the pendency of criminal … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to House Budget Committee Passage of FY 2019 
“Budget for a Brighter American Future” June 22, 2018
    Washington, DC, June 22, 2018 – This week, the House Budget Committee passed House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack’s 2019 Budget Resolution.  Chairman Womack’s 2019 Budget Resolution would target health care programs including Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to House Passage of the Farm Bill June 22, 2018
    Washington, DC – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the 2018 Agriculture and Nutrition Act, also known as the “Farm Bill,” to reauthorize farm programs and policy as well as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). “We are extremely disappointed … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Escalating Situation at US-Mexico Border “Families belong together and the act of tearing them apart is inhumane and cruel” June 20, 2018
    Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the forced immigrant family separations that are occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border and news of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities being amongst those taken from their parents. … Continue reading →
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