The Summer Leadership Institute is an intimate networking event for chapter executives and senior staff. The conference focuses on professional development, with presentations aimed at staff leading disability organizations and tackling urgent issues in the sector.
National Convention showcases The Arc’s role as a change agent in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our largest event, Convention features dozens of breakout sessions and general sessions that highlight innovators in the disability community. Featured guests have included Tim Shriver, chairman of Special Olympics, author Andrew Solomon, and the cast of A&E’s Emmy-winning series Born This Way.
Disability Policy Seminar offers the opportunity for passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to come together and learn about key issues that affect them most. After two days of training and learning, attendees head to Capitol Hill for a day of meetings with their Members of Congress. The Arc co-hosts this conference with five other national disability organizations.
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 throughout their lifetimes.