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

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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.

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Thanks for a Great Convention!

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!

The Arc’s 2019 National Convention

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

 
Spitzer Trust