Advocating Since 1950

Woman hugging boyThe Arc’s Public Policy Office promotes and protects the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by advocating on a broad range of federal policy 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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Older Americans Act Reauthorization Introduced in Senate; Expands Eligibility for Family Support Services
Monday, January 26, 2015 5:47:44 PM

Home Care Final Rule
Monday, January 26, 2015 5:46:11 PM

Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities Meeting Held
Monday, January 26, 2015 5:44:09 PM

Senate Committee to Consider Older Americans Act Reauthorization
Monday, January 26, 2015 5:42:41 PM

Agency to Expand Field Office Hours
Monday, January 26, 2015 5:41:31 PM

State of the Union Address
Monday, January 26, 2015 5:40:32 PM

Marchand Internship – Application for Summer 2015 Session Due Feb 15
Monday, January 26, 2015 5:39:18 PM


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