COMMUNITY & OPPORTUNITY

Building a more powerful nationwide movement for disability rights

COMMUNITY & OPPORTUNITY

Building a more powerful nationwide movement for disability rights

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

Tell the 117th Congress: Include Disability Community in COVID-19 Relief Bills!

Congress once again passed coronavirus pandemic relief legislation that left out people with disabilities and those who support them! The critical needs of people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support professional (DSP) workforce must be included in the first coronavirus relief bill of the new Congress – we cannot be left behind.

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Registration Now Open: 2021 Disability Policy Seminar

A Virtual Event | April 19 – 22

Are you ready to equip yourself with the tools to advocate for disability rights this year? With a new Administration, a new Congress, and renewed calls for equity and progress amidst a continuing pandemic, your advocacy has never been more important. And with sessions available right from the convenience of your computer, it’s never been easier to attend.

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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