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.
With your help, we are working every day to build a future of inclusive work, play, worship, community, travel, and more.
DRIVING CHANGE AND PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
The Arc fights every day to protect civil rights and access to vital programs, such as Medicaid, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). But we can’t do it alone! We need the help of people with IDD, their families, and allies of the cause.
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The Disability Policy Seminar is back in person in 2024. Packed with informative sessions, the event culminates with in-person visits on Capitol Hill with elected representatives and their staff. Hosted by The Arc and seven leading disability organizations, the event focuses on strengthening federal advocacy efforts and amplifying the concerns of people with disabilities before Congress. This year is a presidential election year, so it’s a critical time to build momentum behind important issues for people with disabilities.
Whether you are a parent, educator, service provider, or non-attorney advocate, The Arc@School’s Advocacy Curriculum provides the basic information needed to navigate the special education system. Learn about early intervention services, individualized education programs, Section 504, and more. We also have a new Advocacy Curriculum in Spanish!
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.