Comcast NBCUniversal and The Arc Team up To Support Local Disability Agencies and Digital Literacy for People With Disabilities

The Arc of the United States and Comcast NBCUniversal today announced a three-year renewal of their national partnership to expand digital technology opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Comcast NBCUniversal is providing $400,000 to The Arc’s Tech Coaching Centers, which operate their national digital literacy program, as well as chapters that have […]
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The Arc Supports National Coronavirus Commission Act to Assess Response to Pandemic for People with Disabilities

Today, Members of the U.S. House and Senate introduced the bipartisan National Coronavirus Commission Act of 2020. The proposed legislation seeks to create an independent, non-partisan commission to assess the nation’s preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission would also make recommendations to improve readiness in the future. The Commission has a specific […]
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The Arc on Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Her Mark on the Disability Rights Movement

The Arc released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “Often lost in the day to day of life are the big moments in history that make today possible. Today, a life in the community for millions of people with disabilities is possible because of the actions of […]
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Unacceptable Police Shooting of Teenager with Autism: The Arc Calls for Transparent Investigation and Reform

Washington, D.C. – Yet another unnecessary police shooting of a person with a disability has occurred, this time in Salt Lake City, Utah, where 13-year-old Linden Cameron was shot by officers multiple times on Friday night while he was in crisis. His mother had called police for assistance when Linden, who has autism, was experiencing […]
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The Arc Announces Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation

WASHINGTON – Students with disabilities and their families are experiencing unprecedented challenges and uncertainties in special education, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces schools and families all over the country to try to figure out the best path forward. But long before the pandemic, students with disabilities and their families faced disparities in education and unmet […]
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Eviction Moratorium Welcome Step, Further Action Needed

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has taken vital action to help millions of tenants, including many people with disabilities. The Arc is encouraged that this week the CDC issued a national, broad moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent. The temporary halt on evictions authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic […]
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Learn more about our Tomorrows Leaders Today

TOMORROWS LEADERS TODAY (TLT)  2020 Funded by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program is a leadership development program for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (Leaders). The vision for the program is to establish a path to support people with disabilities who have exhibited a drive to make change, in […]

The Arc Announces Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation

  For Immediate Release August 31, 2020 Contact: Kristin Wright wright@thearc.org202-617-3271                                             The Arc Announces Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation WASHINGTON – Students with disabilities and their families are experiencing unprecedented challenges and uncertainties […]

Welcome – Dominique Smith, Program Coordinator

Please join us in welcoming Dominique Smith to The Arc Family in Georgia. Dominique will serve as the Program Coordinator for The Arc Georgia in the continued growth of Georgia’s diverse and effective movement to promote and protect the human and civil rights working alongside people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dominique recently relocated to […]

Resolution of Federal Complaint Amidst Nationwide COVID-19 Surge Raises Bar in Prohibiting Blanket DNRs, Medical Discrimination Against People With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, amidst rampant spread of COVID-19 infection throughout the country, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the resolution of a federal complaint filed against Utah. The complaint, brought by the Utah Disability Law Center and a coalition of national groups—The Arc of the United States, Center for Public Representation, […]