We are committed to helping promote and protect the human rights of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The Arc is on the front lines in advocacy and along with our state chapter and national organization we are:

  • Working to ensure that health care reform legislation helps adults with disabilities get the supports they need to remain independent;
  • Expanding the federal hate crimes law to protect persons with disabilities; and
  • Creating incentives for states to serve persons with disabilities in the community, not in costly, segregated institutions.

Updates here and more on The Arc of the United States Action Center ( contain current information on National Legislation as it relates to intellectua disabilities.

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