Entries by The Arc

West Virginia, National Disability Advocacy Groups File Complaints Alleging Systemic Disability Discrimination in Kanawha County Schools

Washington, DC – Local and national disability advocacy organizations have filed three complaints with the West Virginia Department of Education alleging widespread failures by Kanawha County Schools (KCS) to educate children with disabilities, including autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Specifically, the groups assert that KCS—the public school […]

The Arc to Host Environmental Risk Reduction Program

Washington, DC – The Arc is pleased to announce that it will host Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks), a collaborative of leading scientists, health professionals and children’s and environmental advocates that works to disseminate scientific information and raise awareness of the risks pregnant women and children face from chemicals and pollutants that harm brain […]

Get Ready for National Disability Voter Registration Week: July 15 –19!

Did you know that the voter turnout rate for people with disabilities is 6 percent lower than that of people without disabilities? Each year, the REV UP campaign, through the American Association for People with Disabilities, organizes National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to promote registration and civic engagement among people with disabilities.  July 15-19, […]

Free Marketing and Branding Help!

As a well-known and respected brand, displaying The Arc logo is an important step of your marketing plan. If your chapter… Is new and has yet to adopt The Arc’s brand logo Is using your business trade name but are not clearly and conspicuously displaying The Arc’s “affiliated chapter” logo Has a new name Merged […]

Five Reasons Why SLI Is the Best Place to Be This Summer!

Have you registered yet for this year’s Summer Leadership Institute? If not, now is your last chance to take advantage of our lower rate! Registration will increase after Monday, July 8. Need more convincing? Check out our top five reasons to attend! 1. Location, location, location. Historic Charleston is bursting with Southern charm and hospitality. […]

Improving Recovery From Sexual Assault With Trauma-Informed Care

In communities across the country, a silent epidemic plagues the disability community. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are seven times more likely than the rest of the population to experience sexual violence. Despite this, understanding of how to effectively provide services for people with I/DD remains elusive, and survivors often find themselves unable […]

Need Help with Governance, Management, and Operations at Your Chapter?

The Standards for Excellence Institute helps nonprofit organizations achieve the highest benchmarks of ethics and accountability in governance, management, and operations. Through an exclusive agreement with The Arc, chapters have free access to the Institute’s Standards for Excellence®, an informative set of guidelines that promote high standards of ethics, effective management, and accountability in nonprofit […]

Introducing The Arc’s 2019 – 2020 National Sibling Council!

We are excited to welcome eight new members to our 2019-2020 National Sibling Council! They bring a wide range of expertise and passion and we are fortunate to be working with them for the next term year. The Sibling Council fosters active involvement of siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in The […]

It’s About Community: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision and Advancing the Integration Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead v. L.C. decision 20 years ago established that unjustified isolation is a form of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The decision acknowledged that segregating individuals with disabilities in institutional settings deprives them of the chance to participate in their communities, interact with people who do not have […]