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Chapters of The Arc Selected for National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability’s “Pathways to Justice” Training Program
We are pleased to announce that five chapters of The Arc were selected to pilot implementation of The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability’s (NCCJD) “Pathways to Justice” Training Program. Through this program, chapters will help build the … Continue reading
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 2:30:23 PM

The Arc Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Hall v. Florida
The Arc released the following statement following news that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Freddie Lee Hall in the case Hall v. Florida, a death penalty case concerning the definition of intellectual disability (ID) that Florida uses … Continue reading
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:21:20 PM

The Arc Applauds Stay of Execution of Robert Campbell, Vows to Continue Legal Advocacy Efforts
Washington, DC – Today, the state of Texas was scheduled to execute Robert Campbell, a man who has an intellectual disability (ID), which should have ruled out the death penalty per a 2002 Supreme Court ruling, Atkins v. Virginia.  But … Continue reading
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:29:47 PM

The Arc Responds to the Scheduled Execution of Robert Campbell
Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement about the scheduled execution of Robert Campbell, an individual with intellectual disability (ID). Campbell is scheduled to be executed tomorrow (Tuesday, May 13) at 6 pm in Texas, despite evidence showing … Continue reading
Monday, May 12, 2014 5:59:28 PM

What Should Everyone Know About Abuse?
By Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D. As I thought about writing this blog, I wondered, “what do I wish that everyone could know about abuse?” My first thought was I would want everyone who is a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities … Continue reading
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:16:43 AM

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day While Seeking Justice for Individuals with Down Syndrome in Today’s Society
On March 21st, 2014, the world will celebrate the ninth annual World Down Syndrome Day. While people with Down syndrome have made significant strides in education, employment, and independence, there is so much more we can do as a society … Continue reading
Friday, March 21, 2014 10:21:13 AM

The Arc Supports The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act
The Arc released the following statement in response to the introduction of S.2054, the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act, introduced by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and co-sponsored by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Chairman of the Senate … Continue reading
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:23:31 PM

The Arc Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Constitutional Rights of People with Intellectual Disability on Death Row
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Hall v. Florida, a death penalty case concerning the definition of “mental retardation” (or intellectual disability (ID) as it is now called) that Florida uses in deciding whether an individual with that … Continue reading
Monday, March 03, 2014 2:26:47 PM

The Arc Reacts to Startling New Bureau of Justice Statistics on Crimes against People with Cognitive and Other Disabilities
This week, The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released a report on Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009–2012 – Statistical Tables.  Disabilities are classified according to six limitations: hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care, and independent living.  Among persons with disabilities, … Continue reading
Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:23:52 AM

The Arc Reacts to Department of Justice’s Inspector General Beginning Investigation into Storefront Sting Operations Involving People with Disabilities
Washington, DC – In response to the news that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Inspector General will be investigating storefront stings in four of the cities that used people with intellectual disability (ID) to facilitate operations without their knowledge, … Continue reading
Saturday, February 22, 2014 3:35:29 PM