Annie Acosta

acosta@thearc.org

Annie AcostaDirector, Fiscal and Family Support Policy

Annie joined The Arc and UCP’s Disability Policy Collaboration in 2007 as the Director of Communications and Grassroots Advocacy. Prior to that, she served as the Program Director for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) and as a government project officer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), working in primarily in the areas of program evaluation and distance education. In May of 2011, Annie joined The Arc’s staff as a policy advocate when The Arc re-established its independent public policy office. Annie now covers budget and appropriations, education, Developmental Disabilities Act programs, autism, technology, prevention, and family support issues in Congress. She serves as a Co-Chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Fiscal Policy Task Force and the Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force and serves on the Board of Directors of Quality Trust. Annie received her MSW from Catholic University, and her bachelor’s degree in political science from The George Washington University. She works at The Arc because she believes that good public policy is the cornerstone for equal opportunity.