Do you know someone with an intellectual or developmental disability? Maybe you know someone who does. They may be your friend, neighbor, schoolmate, co-worker or someone else who is an important part of your life. Perhaps you’ve wondered what you can do to help them lead lives of full participation and inclusion in the community. If you have an interest in getting involved, The Arc can help you.
The Arc is an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), preserving and protecting fundamental rights through advocacy and action in support of legislation for civil rights, employment, housing, and numerous supports. We connect people with disabilities, their families, professionals, and others (like you!) to create hope, growth, and change. This is your chance to join us as an advocate, not only for the person you know, but for millions of people living with I/DD. We’ll work with you to make a difference with a clear, strong, collective voice.