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My evolving relationship with my sister with Angelman syndrome

By Amberley Romo It’s now been almost five years since I first wrote about future planning. I was 22, and living in Washington, DC — 1,300 miles away from my family in Dallas. At the time, my sister Caroline was 18. We were both entering new phases of our lives. I was fresh out of college, […]

Joe Damiano Says #HandsOff – Learn His Tips for Effective Advocacy

This is a new series at The Arc Blog called #HandsOff. Each month, we feature a story from individuals and families across The Arc’s network about how some of today’s key policy issues impact their day to day lives. Meet Joe Damiano! Joe is 23 years old and is a very active advocate in his […]

Mission Matters: Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Should Remain in HUD’s Mission Statement

The Arc has joined over 570 organizations, led by the National Fair Housing Alliance, calling on U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson to retain references to creating “inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination” in the agency’s mission statement. Last week, 164 national organizations – including The Arc – […]

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