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About The Arc@School

Since its founding, The Arc has advocated for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to have access to educational supports and services. The Arc was a driving force in the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975, which required schools for the first time to educate all students with disabilities. Now, through The Arc@School, The Arc provides training, and resources to help families and other stakeholders navigate the special education system.

Advocacy Curriculum

The Arc@School’s online advocacy curriculum provides the basic information that parents, educators, and other advocates need to support students and families in navigating the special education system, including understanding IDEA and early intervention services, IEPs, Section 504, and more.

¡Bienvenidos! Limited Free Access to The Arc@School Curriculum for Spanish-Speaking Families in Tucson

English – The Arc Arizona / Comcast 2024: The Arc@School Advocacy Curriculum Account Request Form Survey

¡Bienvenidos! Acceso gratuito limitado al currículo The Arc@School para familias hispanohablantes en Tucson

Spanish – The Arc Arizona / Comcast 2024: Inscripción al Curso de defensoría de The Arc@School Survey

Supports, Services, and Rights for Students With Disabilities

The IDEA lays out a process that schools must follow to identify which children with disabilities require services and which supports and services a child requires. Learn more about the special education process and the rights that students and their families have in that process.

Advocacy Directory

Find links and contact information for chapters of The Arc, protection and advocacy (P&A) programs, parent centers, and state education agencies (SEAs) in Arizona.

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