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