A Family Mission – Supporting full inclusion and participation in the community from Baltimore MD to Macon GA

Richard M. Spooner (d. June 18, 2019) was instrumental in the growth of The Arc Baltimore after his daughter was born with Down Syndrome in the 50’s. The desire to protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and support their full inclusion and participation in the community was one that Mr. […]

Getting Involved in the Legislature as a Medical Student

As a medical student, my lens of focus is very sharp. My interests are in things that allow me to do well in coursework, achieve necessary scores on exams, and networking towards my desired medical career. On Friday March 15, I, along with medical students around the country, found out which residency programs we would […]

Dottie Adams: a Life Well Lived

Dottie Adams’ life is one worth honoring, worth trying to emulate as we go about our business from day to day. From her home in Athens, Dottie raised two children, completed higher education, and worked on behalf of Georgia families beyond count. In her work, first at Advantage Behavioral Health Systems and then on the […]

UNLOCK! 2016 Legislative Disability Summit

Approximately 75 advocates gathered in Atlanta in late May to review the 2016 legislative session, celebrate recent achievements, and organize future coordinated legislative advocacy efforts with the disability community in Georgia. Attendees broke into small groups to discuss ways to engage more people across the state in legislative advocacy, identify key legislative issues, and consider […]

Are You Engaged in Advocacy? Sign Up with The Arc Georgia

The future for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will be built on the foundation of how their services and supports are structured and funded. Those decisions happen at the local, state, and federal level, and by taking action as an informed advocate you will shape the future of programs like Medicaid and Social Security! […]

Wings for Autism Lands at the World’s Busiest Airport

  The Wings for Autism program from The Arc of the U.S. came to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in April during National Autism Awareness month.  The event, which was designed for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, aims to reduce the stress and uncertainty associated with flying by giving travelers the opportunity to rehearse […]

The Arc Georgia Pooled Trust

Pooled Trusts Special Needs Trusts are utilized to help provide the extras in life, above and beyond the basics provided by government programs. The Arc Georgia Pooled Trust offers two types of trusts to help families provide the highest quality of life for a family member with a disability… now and for the future. First […]