The Arc of Arizona promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community. We are the only community-based non-profit working for people with I/DD throughout their lifetimes and across all diagnoses – from autism to Down syndrome to Fragile X and more than 100 other developmental disabilities.
The Arc of Arizona partners with local chapters throughout the state who provide services, support and advocacy for families impacted by I/DD in their communities. This national network of state and local chapters, along with The Arc of the United States in Washington, D.C., provides a variety of resources to empower individuals with I/DD and their families and educate others about the I/DD movement.
The Arc of Arizona works with experts at the national, state and local levels to ensure that our elected and appointed officials understand the needs, issues and concerns of people with I/DD, and that federal and state laws and regulations help to promote full inclusion. Our Public Policy staff mobilizes self-advocates, disability organizations, and individuals across Arizona who care about the rights of all people with disabilities, utilizing grassroots action to effect substantial and meaningful progress in the legislative landscape.