Fact Sheets

The below topics are brief, two-page fact sheets for family members, advocates, professionals, media, researchers, policymakers and others that provide an overview of a specific topic related to intellectual disability.  A wide variety of topics are covered, from the causes of intellectual disability to various types of syndromes to criminal justice/victimization issues.

The Basics about The Arc and Intellectual Disability


Specific Disabilities/Syndromes

Victim/Offender Issues

Life in the Community



We are continuously adding and revising fact sheets.  If you have any recommendations for fact sheet topics, or questions regarding fact sheets, please contact Sarah Bal, Communications Manager.