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.
With 100 years of combined policy staff expertise protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities, we are at the table for every major public policy fight and advancement impacting the lives of people with disabilities. We advocate at every opportunity in education, civil rights, health care, housing, employment, and more.
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 thoughout their lifetimes.