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

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Scholarships Available for Special Education Advocacy Training

In partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, The Arc is once again providing scholarships for eligible families of color and low-income households who reside in a Comcast region to receive free online access to our Special Education Advocacy Curriculum (normally a $99 value). A limited number of scholarships are available, so apply early!

Summer Leadership Institute Registration Open

July 18 – 20, 2022 | Chicago, IL

The Arc invites you to join us for our first in-person Summer Leadership Institute in two years! This annual intimate professional development event is designed to foster a community of mentorship amongst chapter leaders, staff, and other professionals across the disability sector. SLI is filled with innovative and timely presentations on current topics in the disability and public service sectors.

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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 (IDD). But we can’t do it alone! We need the help of people with IDD, 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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