The Arc’s programs provide support and resources to people with I/DD and their families. These programs encompass our national initiatives.
The Arc’s Autism Now Center is the central point of access to high-quality resources and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, professionals, and other key stakeholders.
Chapter Leadership Development Program
The Chapter Leadership Development Program brings together the collective expertise of our nearly 700 local and state chapters. Functioning as a hub for sharing information, training, and developing innovative programs, the Chapter Leadership Development Program promotes best practices in advocacy, services and supports for I/DD.
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Project seeks to increase provider knowledge of the risks alcohol poses to a fetus, the use of FASD prevention strategies, including the use of screening and assessment methods, and the use of consistent messaging with patients.
National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability®
The first national effort of its kind, NCCJD serves as a national clearinghouse for information and training on the topic of people with I/DD as victims, witnesses and suspects or offenders of crime.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control, HealthMeet® works in an effort to reduce health disparities and increase longevity and quality of life for people with intellectual disability by providing free community-based health assessments and individualized recommendations for follow-up care.
The Arc’s For Siblings welcomes all siblings and those who support siblings at the local, state or national level. For Siblings will offer opportunities for networking, support, advocacy, and leadership development.
With nearly 500 apps and devices available, Tech Toolbox is a one-stop-shop, peer-reviewed directory of technology products that are useful and effective for people with I/DD. Tech Toolbox was implemented through a national partnership with the Comcast Foundation.
Wings for Autism® is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation professionals to alleviate some of the stress of flying.