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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

Succeeding in Challenging Times: Summer Leadership Institute

Due to COVID-19, this year’s in-person Summer Leadership Institute will be a virtual program. The online program will consist of a series of FREE live streaming events and on-demand webinars from July 14 through August 18 covering the financial challenges of COVID-19, providing direct services, navigating policy to advocate for and with people with I/DD, and more.

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Your Vote Has Power: Use It!

The 2020 election is only months away. Elections can decide how critical programs for people with disabilities and families work—make sure your vote counts! Our new, free resources include information on why it is important to vote, how to vote, and what to do if your voting rights are violated, plus fact sheets on important issues and sample questions for candidates. All materials are in plain language and available in Spanish, PDF, and Word versions.

Los recursos están en lenguaje simple, disponible en español y ingles, y versiones de PDF y Word.

Join Our Fight for Equal Rights for All

The Arc fights every day to protect civil rights and access to vital programs, such as Medicaid, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). 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.

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Sponsors & Funders

 
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