The Arc Mourns the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

The Arc released the following statement following the death of President George H.W. Bush. “President Bush and members of his administration were crucial participants in the development and enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the greatest legislative victories for people with disabilities in our nation. This landmark law is one of the […]

Thankful for SNAP: November 2018 #HandsOff

#HandsOff is a series on The Arc Blog where individuals and families across The Arc’s network share their stories about how some of today’s key policy issues impact their day to day lives. By Anne Clinard Barnhill My sister, Rebecca, is sixty years old and one of the most amazing and resilient women I have […]

Celebrating National Caregiver Month with The Arc Wisconsin

Each November, we observe National Caregiver Month – honoring those who devote their lives to providing care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The daily demands of caregiving for individuals with I/DD and elderly adults can be challenging, and the commitment of time and resources that goes into ensuring a loved one’s well-being leaves little […]

Time to Check Your Health Insurance

2019 Open Enrollment: November 1, 2018 Open enrollment begins December 15, 2018 Open enrollment ends January 1, 2019 Coverage begins If you’re uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the “open enrollment” period is the time to visit healthcare.gov or your state’s marketplace or health insurance exchange. During “open enrollment”, private health insurance options […]

Impact of the Public Charge Rule Change on People with Disabilities

Written in partnership with: What is the Public Charge rule? On October 10, the Department of Homeland Security announced the “public charge” rule. This rule allows the U.S. to keep out people who may become a “public charge.” Someone is called a “public charge” if the government thinks you might depend on government benefits to […]

Tommy Hilfiger, Levy Restaurant Group, Amy & The Orphans and more: The Arc Announces Winners of 2018 Catalyst Awards

On November 9, The Arc will present the prestigious Catalyst Awards to six honorees, all of whom have made extraordinary contributions in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This year’s winners hail from a wide swath of our society, including one of the most admired fashion brands in the world, the […]

The Arc Responds to Appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

  Today, The Arc responded to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the United States Supreme Court. In August, The Arc came out in opposition to Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment to the highest court based on his decisions on cases involving self-determination of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), education, employment, and his stances on the […]

The Arc of Loudoun Gets in the Halloween Spirit

The Arc of Loudoun and its Executive Director Lisa Kimball sure do know how to get in the Halloween spirit. SHOCKTOBER, Northern Virginia’s only REAL haunted house experience, has been a destination event for almost a decade. The signature fundraising event has become so successful that last year, it accounted for almost 50% of the […]

MediSked and The Arc Release the 2018 Disability Data Digest

Building on the joint 2015 I/DD Data Digest, MediSked and The Arc of the United States are proud to announce the release of the 2018 Disability Data Digest, a compilation of the latest statistics from the disability field, displayed in an easy to read infographic format. In the age of information, it can be difficult to discern what […]