Public Charge Rule Discriminates Against People with Disabilities

Washington, D.C. – The Arc is deeply concerned that the Department of Homeland Security’s discriminatory public charge rule is now in effect. The new policy could have terrible impacts on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) by allowing the federal government to deny admission into the U.S. or an application for a green card […]

This Black History Month, We Salute Lois Curtis

Lois relaxing at the pool This Black History Month, we celebrate the life and legacy of our African American heroes. They endured, persisted, and paved the way – for us all. The Arc salutes Lois Curtis. Ms. Curtis’ bravery and refusal to live behind the dark walls of a state institution led to the landmark […]

The Arc Strongly Opposes Administration’s Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. – The Arc strongly opposes President Trump’s 2021 federal budget request announced this week that includes sweeping cuts to programs that are lifelines for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The President’s budget proposal is a clear threat to people with I/DD who need and rely on programs like Medicaid and other […]

Serving a State: An Interview With the Only Chapter in Oklahoma

Lisa Turner, Executive Director of TARC As the only chapter of The Arc in the state of Oklahoma, TARC has both a unique opportunity and challenge. Around 60,000 Oklahomans have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities–and are spread across almost 70,000 square miles. The chapter employs a range of strategies to help as many people as possible. […]