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


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.



69 Years




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, 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.

Registration Is Open for the 2020 Disability Policy Seminar!

The Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, DC arms advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals with important information and tools to champion for disability rights on Capitol Hill. Attendees meet for two days of sessions, followed by Capitol Hill visits to bring high-priority issues to members of Congress. This year’s event will take place March 23-25. Will we see you there?

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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.

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Sponsors & Funders

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