The Arc offers a variety of training tools to equip professionals in the disability field with the knowledge and skills they need to advocate for and better serve the I/DD community. From publications and reports, to live and interactive webinars, we hope you will take advantage of the many training options available through our programs and partnerships. Bookmark this page as new offerings will be made available throughout the year.

Relias Learning


Relias Learning offers chapters of The Arc specialized rates on its Intellectual and Developmental Disability Training Library, which contains over 200 courses on community-based support, autism support, customized employment, health and safety, and more.  Chapters may sign up for an annual subscription through Relias Learning Management System or purchases individual courses. 

Chapter Leadership Development Program


The Arc’s Chapter Leadership Development Program is designed to provide professional development and build skills through self-paced learning, interactive webinars, conferences and informative trainings. Featuring five components: The Arc Connection, Special Interest Groups , Standards for Excellence®, Summer Leadership Institute and Pre-Convention, the offerings found here will benefit employees at any level.

 Center for Future Planning

The Center for Future Planning offers free webinars on topics related to planning for the future of adults with I/DD.  To learn about upcoming webinars and to view recorded webinars, click here:

The Center also offers full day training for human services professionals to develop the knowledge and skills to reach out to aging caregivers of adults with I/DD and support and encourage families to plan for the future.  If you are interested in sponsoring a training program for your agency or in your area, please contact Liz Mahar at or at 202.617.3262.

Research and Evaluation

The Arc of the United States and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities present the following webinar:

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The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, 3:00pm – 4:00pm EDT
Register Here

The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Project of National Significance has provided critical information on national and state revenues, spending, and programmatic trends in IDD services and supports for 35 years. The information collected through collaboration with state agencies reveals the longitudinal impact of federal and state fiscal policies on innovations in the support and services system in the states and nation. In this webinar, Dr. David Braddock, Senior Associate Vice President of the University of Colorado (CU) System, Executive Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, will present the results of the 2017 data collection efforts and discuss emerging financial and programmatic trends.

David Braddock

David Braddock, PhD, is Senior Associate Vice President of the University of Colorado (CU) System and Executive Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. He holds the endowed Coleman-Turner Chair in Cognitive Disability and is a professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus. His research interests include long-term care policy, health promotion and disease prevention, and public spending for developmental disabilities.

Please contact Amie Lulinski at with questions. Learn more about the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities here. Register for the webinar here.

The Arc Archives

The Arc Archives contain over 100 webinars and publications offered free (or sometimes with a small fee) by The Arc Program staff to our chapter network and the public.  Access an archived presentation, read up on the latest policy issues or see what sessions we will be offering next.

National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability (NCCJD)
State Advocacy Matters
FASD Prevention
Family Support Research and Training Center webinar archive
National Policy Matters