About

About

 

Who We Are

As an office of The Arc of the United States, The Arc Georgia supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) over the arc of their lifetime. Since 1952, The Arc Georgia has served individuals and their families through our locally affiliated chapters across the state. The Arc Georgia works to develop programs and advocate for public policy giving people with I/DD the opportunity to learn, live, and work inclusively in their communities.

 

Mission Statement

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. Learn more about The Arc’s Core Values

 

 

Our Staff

Staff_Stacey RamirezStacey Ramirez

State Director

I am thrilled to come on board to support people with I/DD and families in their advocacy as we work to promote the rights of people with I/DD and their inclusion in the community.  I am excited to work with Georgia chapters to contribute to the improvement of supports and services for individuals with disabilities.

I have over 15 years of experience in the disability community, including involvement and leadership at the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University, People First, the local AAIDD chapter, the Crisis Intervention Team, and the Autism Advisory Council to the Department on Developmental Disabilities.

I am a proud mom of three amazing boys.  My middle son has autism and has been the muse for my career. His strong advocacy for inclusion keeps me on my toes, learning more about how to make our communities more accessible and inclusive for everyone.