Amicus brief regarding the importance of ensuring a conservatee can select her own lawyer and the importance of having access to supported decision-making.
Historically marginalized populations have experienced and continue to experience discrimination by medical professionals, including pervasive negative biases and inaccurate assumptions about their value, quality of life, capacity to communicate and make decisions, and likelihood of survival. Scarce resources during COVID-19 have exacerbated these biases when deciding who receives treatment. This guide provides an explanation of these “crisis standards of care” and recommended strategies to ensure the non-discriminatory application of crisis standard of care guidelines.
Lawsuit challenging voting restrictions impacting voters of color and voters with disabilities in violation of federal law and the U.S. Constitution.
Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of The Arc Maryland alleging that six jurisdictions in Maryland have failed to include people with IDD in Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in violation of the Maryland state plan and federal law.
Members of The Arc’s Policy, Advocacy, and Communications teams discussed 2021 policy priorities, upcoming resources and ways to get involved and advocate.