Advocating Since 1950

Woman hugging boyThe Arc’s Public Policy and Legal Advocacy teams promote and protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by advocating on a broad range of issues that affect their lives. The work includes: (a) legislative advocacy in Congress, (b) executive and regulatory advocacy with the Administration and officials of federal agencies, and (c) legal advocacy through participation in federal court litigation.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:18:40 PM

The Arc Calls on Advocates to Support Lifeline Programs
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:17:48 PM

Concurrent Budget Resolution Passed in Senate
Monday, May 11, 2015 4:34:37 PM

Fair Labor Standards Act (Homecare Rule)
Monday, May 11, 2015 4:33:29 PM

National Council on Disability Releases Transportation Report
Monday, May 11, 2015 4:32:30 PM

Civil Rights Data on Students With Disabilities Released
Monday, May 11, 2015 4:31:33 PM

Senate Briefing on Wandering (also known as elopement) by Persons With Autism
Monday, May 11, 2015 4:30:13 PM

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