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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

2020 National Convention Call for Proposals Open

Do you have valuable experience and ideas to share with The Arc’s network? You’re invited to submit a proposal for our 2020 National Convention! This year’s event will take place in New Orleans, LA from October 26 – 28. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 10.

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Are You Ready to Be Counted?

Did you know Census Day is April 1st? The census seeks to include every individual living in the United States, but many people with disabilities are historically left out of the count—harmfully impacting funding, services, and supports. The Arc has created free resources to support people with disabilities and beyond in understanding what the census is, why it’s important for people with disabilities, and how to complete it. Make sure you and your community are ready to be counted! Los recursos también son disponibles en español!

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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