RESPECT. DIGNITY. INCLUSION.

We fight every day so no person with a disability gets left behind.

RESPECT. DIGNITY. INCLUSION.

We fight every day so no person with a disability gets left behind.

Our Mission

Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Our Impact

With your help, we are working every day to build a future of inclusive work, play, worship, community, travel, and more.

600+

LOCAL CHAPTERS

70+ Years

DRIVING CHANGE AND PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

1,000+

NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

What We Do

How You Can Help

Tell the Senate: Pass Historic Investment in Disability Services

The House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act—now it’s time for the Senate to act! The bill would improve the quality of life for millions with disabilities and their support networks through expanding access to community-based care, raising direct support worker wages, creating a national paid leave program, and improving and expanding Supplemental Security Income. Contact your Senators TODAY and urge them to pass this critical bill!

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Seeking Sessions for the 2022 Summer Leadership Institute

Do you have a great program or idea to share with The Arc’s network? We are looking for inspiring and innovative session topics for this year’s Summer Leadership Institute, taking place July 18–20 in Chicago, Illinois. The deadline to submit your session proposal is February 25.

Join Our Fight for Equal Rights for All

The Arc fights every day to protect civil rights and access to vital programs, such as Medicaid, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). But we can’t do it alone! We need the help of people with I/DD, their families, and allies of the cause.

Sign up today to receive updates on our movement, take action, and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

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