The Arc carries out its mission of protecting and promoting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families through innovative programs. Our initiatives touch almost every aspect of life in the community. By sharing our knowledge and conducting trainings and events, our programs help connect communities and inform efforts to broaden inclusion across the country.
Learn more about each of our programs and how you can get involved.
Sexual Violence Against Men with Disabilities: New Resources
Men with disabilities are twice as likely as those without disabilities to experience sexual violence. Yet few people know just how common it is, including health care professionals. The Arc’s Talk About Sexual Violence project is releasing new training videos and other valuable online resources to give doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals the practical tools they need to have simple, direct, and honest conversations about sexual violence with male patients who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Coca Cola Foundation Pledges Support for Education Advocacy
The Arc@School is excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The funding will allow us to develop new resources for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to ensure they receive the benefits of public education in the least restrictive setting possible. We are hopeful the funding and new resources will help students and families become empowered during uncertain and challenging times in education, whether they are learning virtually or in the classroom.
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.