The Arc of New Mexico’s position statements address critical issues related to human and civil rights, health care and treatment, and services and programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Position statements are used to inform The Arc of New Mexico’s public policy agenda, as well as to set its agenda for each year’s legislative session. The statements also serve to inform our constituency, stakeholders, media, and the general public on the prevailing organizational view on key issues.
How We Determine Position Statements
The Public Policy Officer, working with the CEO of The Arc of New Mexico, develops position statements for our state chapter. Once developed, they are approved and published by the Board of Directors.
New position statements and revisions of existing statements are developed through a process that provides substantial opportunity for input and participation by staff of the Arc of New Mexico and its Board of Directors. After approval by the Board and once adopted, position statements remain in force until they are replaced or withdrawn. The Arc of New Mexico reviews position statements on a yearly basis and updates or revises the position statements as deemed necessary.