Over the last several months, the Policy and Positions Committee has been considering comments from throughout The Arc as it works to revise four position statements chosen for a full review and revision by the boards of directors of The Arc and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD):
- Family Support;
- Long Term Supports and Services;
- Self-Advocacy; and
Comments have been received from chapters, advisory committees, and leadership committees on the current versions of the four statements.
A final draft of the revised statements will be posted for comments by chapters, advisory committees, and leadership committees on the chapters-only website. The advisory and leadership committees will receive a survey by email. December 16 through January 15 is the target time period for the survey and posting and for accepting comments. The committee will consider the comments in its final recommendations to the Boards of Directors of AAIDD and The Arc.
Be on the look out for further announcements on the opportunity for feedback on the four revised statements. In the meantime, if you have questions, contact Mike Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org.