Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
With your help, we are working every day to build a future of inclusive work, play, worship, community, travel, and more.
DRIVING CHANGE AND PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
What We Do
Innovative programs on almost every aspect of community life
Hundreds of state & local chapters in communities across the US
2020 National Convention
A Free Online Event
Join us from October 26 – 28 for three days of inspiring online sessions, announcements, and networking opportunities to learn how others are navigating challenges both old and new.
Can’t watch live? Our virtual format means you can stream past sessions on-demand when it’s convenient for you. Register for this exciting free event today!
Your Vote Has Power: Use It!
The 2020 election is only months away. Elections can decide how critical programs for people with disabilities and families work—make sure your vote counts! Our new, free resources include information on why it is important to vote, how to vote, and what to do if your voting rights are violated, plus fact sheets on important issues and sample questions for candidates. All materials are in plain language and available in Spanish, PDF, and Word versions.
Los recursos están en lenguaje simple, disponible en español y ingles, y versiones de PDF y Word.
Join Our Fight for Equal Rights for All
The Arc fights every day to protect civil rights and access to vital programs, such as Medicaid, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). But we can’t do it alone! We need the help of people with I/DD, their families, and allies of the cause.
Sign up today to receive updates on our movement, take action, and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.