The Arc Georgia has many new and ongoing projects and programs to help future our mission to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Some of our highlighted programs are:
The Arc Georgia and Truist Foundation Presents The Arc@School – Summer School Edition
The Arc@School has been offered through The Arc US for years and for the first time it will be offered this summer to Georgia residents.
Date: Every Tuesday in June, starting June 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm every week
What: Facilitator led training on The Arc@School’s online advocacy curriculum to support students and families navigating special education.
Offer: Program participation scholarship, $25 gift card and certificate of completion. *Only 30 scholarships are available for summer.
Contact Shannon Mattox at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 600-3495
Since its founding, The Arc has advocated for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to have access to educational supports and services. The Arc was a driving force in the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975, which required schools for the first time to educate all students with disabilities. Now, through The Arc@School, The Arc provides training, and resources to help families and other stakeholders navigate the special education system.
The Arc@School’s online advocacy curriculum provides the basic information that parents, educators, and other advocates need to support students and families in navigating the special education system, including understanding IDEA and early intervention services, IEPs, Section 504, and more.
Supports, Services, and Rights for Students With Disabilities
The IDEA lays out a process that schools must follow to identify which children with disabilities require services and which supports and services a child requires. Learn more about the special education process and the rights that students and their families have in that process.
Find links and contact information for chapters of The Arc, protection and advocacy (P&A) programs, parent centers, and state education agencies (SEAs) in your state.
The Arc at School is supported by:
Wings Georgia Program
Please be on the lookout for Wings Georgia 2024: https://thearc.org/our-initiatives/travel/