The Arc advocates for and serves people with I/DD, including Down syndrome, autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. The Arc has a network of 700 chapters across the country promoting and protecting the human rights of people with I/DD and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes and without regard to diagnosis.

The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.
2017-07-19 6:36 pm    0 comments    News
Last night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would not be voting on the Better Care Reconciliation Act.  Earlier today he announced an upcoming vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement. Media reports today indicate that this approach does not have sufficient support to pass in the Senate. Make no mistake - the Medicaid...
2017-07-18 6:56 pm    0 comments    News
Health Care/Medicaid - Senate Releases New Healthcare/Medicaid Discussion Draft, Concerning Provisions Largely Unchanged On July 13, the Senate released a new discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate was unable to secure support to pass the bill before the July 4 recess and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Administration officials continue to work...
2017-07-14 1:12 pm    0 comments    News
The Senate is set to vote next week on the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The latest revisions to the bill do NOT change the devastating cuts to the Medicaid program that over 10 million people with disabilities rely on to live and work in their communities. The time is now to take action and tell your Senators why Medicaid Matters to You and Your Family.  Take a...
2017-06-28 11:29 am    0 comments    News
The Senate has postponed their vote until after the 4th of July! This is good news and gives us more time to act! This is by no means a victory yet...but we do have more time to have our voices heard! Tell Your Senators: NO Cuts to Medicaid You are calling, emailing, showing up, sharing your stories - and it is working! The Senate has delayed the health care vote until after the July 4th...
2017-06-23 8:57 pm    0 comments    News
WASHINGTON, DC – The Arc issued the following statement after the release of the Senate Republicans’ health care legislation today: “This bill will have a devastating impact on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Make no mistake – people’s lives and independence are on the line. “More than...