The Arc has written several publications over the years to address pressing issues faced by families affected by intellectual disabilities, including curricula, guidebooks and resource lists on topics of interest to our membership and the disability community. Keep checking back, as we are currently revising a number of our publications to provide the most current information available.
The Arc's Justice Advocacy Guide
The Arc's Justice Advocacy Guide provides an overview of the criminal justice system in order to effectively advocate for victims, suspects and witnesses with intellectual disabilities.
The Arc’s Self-Determination Scale & Self-Determination Scale Procedural Guidelines
Written by Dr. Michael Wehmeyer and his colleagues in 1995, The Arc’s Self-Determination Scale (a) assesses the self-determination strengths and weaknesses of adolescents with disabilities, (b) facilitates student involvement in educational planning and instruction to promote self-determination as an educational outcome, (c) develops self-determination goals and objectives, and (d) assesses student self-determination skills for research purposes. The accompanying procedural guidelines manual provides administration and scoring information for the 72-item assessment of self-determination, providing thorough discussion of self-determination and outlining uses of the measure in research and applied settings.
Think Before You Drink Brochure
The Arc’s “Think Before You Drink” double-sided brochure encourages women to think twice before drinking alcohol while pregnant. This popular brochure is useful in public health clinics, doctor’s offices, schools, and anywhere more education is needed about the dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant.