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  • The Arc Responds to Department of Education Announcement on Restraint and Seclusion January 18, 2019
    Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement of an initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion on students with disabilities, Julie Ward, The Arc’s Senior Executive Officer for Public Policy, issued the following statement: … Continue reading →
  • Two of The Arc’s Programs to Receive Prestigious Zero Project Awards January 14, 2019
    The Arc of the United States is pleased to announce two of its programs, Wings for Autism®/Wings for All® and the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD)’s Pathways to Justice®, have been named 2019 Zero Project Awardees. The … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Expands “Talk About Sexual Violence” Project to Focus on Men With Disabilities January 4, 2019
    The Arc of the United States is pleased to announce the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability® (NCCJD®) received a grant from the WITH Foundation to expand its successful initiative Talk About Sexual Violence (TASV). TASV was born out … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Passage of Criminal Justice Reform by Congress December 21, 2018
    Washington, DC – Last week, both chambers of Congress passed a bill focusing on criminal justice reform, which President Trump signed into law. The legislation shortens sentences and supports job training and other programs for some prisoners with disabilities. “We … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Texas U.S. District Court Judge’s Ruling on the Affordable Care Act December 19, 2018
    The Arc Responds to Texas U.S. District Court Judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional: “This ruling by District Court Judge Reed O’Connor in Texas v. Azar is of great concern. To strike down the entirety of the … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Food and Drug Administration’s Intent to Ban Use of Electric Shock Devices December 17, 2018
    Today, The Arc released the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement that it intends to ban the use of an electric shock device called Gradual Electronic Decelerator or GED. These devices are used with … Continue reading →
  • December 2018 #HandsOff: Taking my advocacy to Tennessee! December 17, 2018
    #HandsOff is a series on The Arc Blog where individuals and families across The Arc’s network share their stories about how some of today’s key policy issues impact their day to day lives. This year The Arc was excited to … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Responds to Final Passage of the Farm Bill December 13, 2018
    Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following final passage of the 2018 Agriculture and Nutrition Act: “We applaud the Senate and House of Representatives for their bipartisan work on the Farm Bill (H.R. 2), passed this week … Continue reading →
  • Welcome the New NCE Steering Committee Members December 7, 2018
    In 2019, the NCE Steering Committee will welcome new leadership and new members. The steering committee serves as NCE’s governing body and is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of a robust professional development program for executives, management staff, … Continue reading →
  • Spotlight: A Farewell to NCE Steering Chair Carrie Hobbs Guiden December 7, 2018
    After two wonderful years, we bid farewell to Carrie Hobbs Guiden as our NCE Steering Committee Chair. Carrie reflected on her tenure as chair with us, as well as how to get more involved with NCE and take advantage of … Continue reading →
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