Individuals with I/DD are dramatically over-represented in prisons and jails and face unique barriers. Powerful laws exist to protect them, but prisoners need accessible resources to assist them in advocating for their rights. This article explores recommendations to ensure equity for prisoners with I/DD.
This document explores how advocates have used, and are beginning to use in new ways, the “integration mandate” of the Americans with Disabilities Act to advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities to avoid unnecessary entanglement with the criminal justice system.
In 2019, The Arc and other disability advocacy organizations filed three complaints with the West Virginia Department of Education alleging widespread failures by Kanawha County Schools to provide behavioral and academic supports to students with disabilities in violation of federal law.
Position statement of The Arc and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on sexuality.
Position statement of The Arc and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on spirituality.