Out of the Shadows…into the Light

The Arc recently conducted a groundbreaking survey of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and discovered there are many urgent unmet needs for support keeping these individuals in the shadows of our society. We recently released a report detailing the survey’s top findings and outlining a broad call-to-action for the I/DD community and others who care about the rights of people with I/DD. We invite you to read the full report here and join with us to show your support and share your story through one of the links below. Together we can make a difference in the lives of people with I/DD and their families!

About the FINDS survey (Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports).

Join with us

Join with us – The Arc is calling on 1 million Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their parents, their siblings, other family members, their colleagues at work, their neighbors and friends and other people of good consciences to join our movement to promote and protect the rights of people with I/DD. Stay informed, speak out and become a strong advocate with the full support of the nation’s leading and largest organization for people with I/DD on the frontlines of change.

Share with us

Share with us – The Arc is calling on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to share your stories. We would like to know who you are and what you have accomplished!

Work with us

Work with us – Are you an employer who successfully employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)? We want to hear from you! How have workers with I/DD contributed to your workforce? What challenges have you faced? What kind of support could you use to make it easier to employ people with I/DD?

National Self-Advocates Council – information coming soon. Contact Laurie Ertz at ertz@thearc.org if you are interested in joining this group.

National Siblings Leadership Council – information coming soon. Contact Laurie Ertz at ertz@thearc.org if you are interested in joining this group.