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March 3, 2017

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NCE Scholarship Opportunities Deadline Extended to March 31

Good news! We’ve extended the application deadline to March 31 for our 2017 scholarships. If you work for a chapter of The Arc and have never attended one of our events before, you are eligible to win a scholarship to one of NCE’s annual professional development events:


  • 2017 Summer Leadership Institute, St. Louis, MO – July 24-26, 2017
  • 2017 Professional Development Seminar, San Diego, CA – November 1-2, 2017 

Scholarships are available for Executive Directors and “Next Generation Leaders” and cover the registration fee and attendance at a social event. Learn more and get started on your application here!

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

FINDS Survey

Less than a month Left — FINDS Survey!

By Amie Lulinski, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Arc

As you already know, our community is strongest when we work together. We’ve proven it before – through our activism, community organizing, and all of the programs your chapters run across the country that help support and advocate for our constituents.

Our advocacy is at its best when we have concrete data to back it up. So, please consider helping us paint a modern and broad picture of disability across America by sharing our FINDS survey to update data we collected last in 2010. The results provided unique insight into the growing gaps in education, employment, and other life-span activities that exist between persons with I/DD and their peers without, which has in turn informed further dialogue and policy changes at the Federal and State levels.

The survey seeks caregivers (family or otherwise) aged 18+ who provide frequent, primary support to share their experiences. The deadline is March 30. Can we count on you? Consider taking 5 minutes to share with your networks via email, social media, newsletters, or via flyers at events. It’s easy—we’ve already created all the materials for you! You can find sample messaging, materials, and the survey itself at Please let me know if you have any further questions at or 202-534-3724.

Annual Report

The NCE Annual Report is Ready!

NCE members work all year long to bring meaningful events and resources to The Arc and its chapter network. Catch up on all the great work that happened in 2016 by downloading a copy of the 2016 NCE Annual Report here!

The Arc is Hiring!

Are you a fundraising pro? We are seeking an energetic and talented Development Assistant to join our growing fundraising efforts, as well as a Manager of Individual Philanthropy. Want to apply or know someone who does? Learn more:

Professional Development Seminar

Professional Development Seminar: Save the Date!

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Professional Development Seminar at National Convention:

NCE Professional Development Seminar at The Arc's National Convention, November 1 - 2, 2017
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA

Silent Auction

Get Ready for the Silent Auction!

This year we are going to be trying something new! We have now partnered with Bidpal, a mobile auction and bidding software, to update our methods of administrating the National Convention Silent Auction.

Make sure you are thinking about what items you will donate this year!

Summer Leadership Institute

SLI Registration Opening Soon!

Registration for Summer Leadership Institute will be opening in a few days! Make sure to keep a watchful eye on your email and the SLI website!

Webinar — Transition of Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Adult Systems of Care

March 16, 2017

In this latest webinar in our Health and Wellness Series, join us to get a review of the most recent data about health care transition for adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). You’ll hear a standard of care for health care transition and strategies highlighted to support the transition to adult-centered health care for this population. Presenter: Dr. Kruti Acharya, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Register here

Sign up for a Gold Pass today!

Valuable training opportunities, exposure to new trends and best practices, various networking opportunities! NCE membership has many benefits and with this new year make sure to get the best value for unlimited staff and board member access by buying a Gold Pass! Join NCE now!

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