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.
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DRIVING CHANGE AND PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
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.
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Thank you for joining us at The Arc’s 2019 National Convention. We hope you enjoyed learning and connecting with us! From opening employment opportunities with Vincenzo Piscopo to equal representation in the media with Sesame Street, and dozens of sessions in between, we heard from leaders and changemakers in the disability community. We loved seeing you laugh along to the comedy of Maysoon Zayid and show off your moves on the dance floor with the Washington Nationals’ very own racing presidents to the tunes of DJ Beauty and the Beatz. We’re sad it’s over but excited to announce next year’s Convention in New Orleans from October 25 – 28. We hope to see you then!
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 – have an improved quality of life, more independence, or more opportunities because of Medicaid-funded HCBS services.
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community thoughout their lifetimes.