ADVOCACY & INNOVATION

For and with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)

ADVOCACY & INNOVATION

For and with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)

Our Mission

Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Our Impact

With your help, we are working every day to build a future of inclusive work, play, worship, community, travel, and more.

600+

LOCAL CHAPTERS

69 Years

DRIVING CHANGE AND PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

1,000+

NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

What We Do

How You Can Help

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Join Our Fight for Equal Rights for All

The Arc fights every day to protect civil rights and access to vital programs like Medicaid for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. But we can’t do it alone! We need the help of people with I/DD, their families, and allies of the cause.

Sign up today to receive updates on our movement, take action, and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Registration Open: 2019 National Convention

National Convention showcases The Arc’s role as a change agent in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our largest event, Convention features dozens of breakout sessions and general sessions that highlight innovators in the disability community. Featured guests have included Tim Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics, author Andrew Solomon, and the cast of A&E’s Emmy-winning series Born This Way.

What Is Important to YOU About Community Living?

Many people with disabilities rely on Medicaid-funded Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) to live and thrive in their communities. We must continue to advocate to protect the integrity of the Medicaid program and ensure that funds for community services be spent in the community. We need to share real stories, your stories about why community matters. Tell us about how you – as a person who receives HCBS services, a family member, friend, or provider.

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