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The Arc Blog
The Arc’s Statement on the Shooting of Unarmed Caregiver in Florida
Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:56:48 PM

A National Call to Action on Toxic Environmental Chemicals
Friday, July 08, 2016 1:28:26 PM

Moving to a New State Can Get Complicated   
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 12:43:59 PM

advocacy & action

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Do you want to be a part of the largest grassroots movement to protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)—a network of more than 140,000 members? Join The Arc today and get connected with advocates, activities, families, experts and professionals working together to ensure that people with I/DD have the resources to meet their needs and live self-determined lives. 

Family together on couchLatest on ABLE Accounts
Shortly after the passage of the ABLE Act on the federal level in 2015, The Arc released a short summary as well as more detailed information about ABLE accounts. Now, with more and more states launching ABLE programs, The Arc has updated its ABLE state implementation chart.   You can learn about other aspects of planning for the future by visiting The Arc’s Center for Future Planning®.  For additional information on ABLE accounts, please listen to our recorded webinars for chapter staff and other disability professionals and for people with I/DD and family members (click on recorded sessions).

programs & events

The-Arc_Work-headerInnovation through Inclusion
The Arc@Work is revolutionizing today’s workforce by connecting employers to talented individuals with I/DD seeking employment. We assist with all aspects of the employment process — from recruiting and interviewing to on-boarding and retention support. Find out more by visiting our website!

EOY CFP 2015

The Center for Future Planning
Learn how to create a guide for an adult with I/DD to lead a good life as independently as possible. A plan is especially important for the future when the parent or caregiver is no longer able to provide support. More...