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 […]

The Arc Responds to Tax Cuts 2.0 Passed by the House of Representatives

Today the House of Representatives passed a tax bill that would permanently extend tax cuts signed into law at the end of last year in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Arc released the following statement in response: “This is more of the same irresponsible tax legislation we opposed last year. Reducing federal revenue […]

The Arc on Proposed Rule from The Trump Administration That Would Impact People with Disabilities Legally Residing in the US and Seeking to Legally Immigrate

Following the draft notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are legally residing in the United States as well as people with I/DD who are hoping to legally immigrate, The Arc released the following statement: “We are facing a civil rights crisis in our nation and […]

The Arc Responds to Norm Macdonald’s Down Syndrome Comment

The Arc released the following statement in response to Norm Macdonald’s remarks about people with Down syndrome: “It is disheartening that yet again we need to remind a public figure to show respect for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  What is particularly disturbing about Norm Macdonald’s comment is that in his attempt to explain […]

The Arc and University of Minnesota Release Compelling Data on the Need for Paid Leave for Disability Community in Our Nation

Today, The Arc and the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota released two new data briefs looking at the work experiences and outcomes of families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and the need for paid leave policies. One brief focuses on the experiences of parents raising […]

Anthony Nash Says #HandsOff During August Recess!

#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. During August Recess, members of Congress return to their home states to meet with their constituents. It’s the perfect time for advocates […]

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

Today, The Arc came out in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the United States Supreme Court. This opposition is based on Judge Kavanaugh’s record on cases relating to disability and civil rights. Of particular concern are his decisions on cases involving self-determination of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), education, employment, and […]

Back to School Tips for Families of Students with Disabilities

The start of a new school year can bring both excitement and anxiety for students and parents, especially for families of students receiving special education supports. Students with disabilities who struggle with change may need extra help making the transition to a new school or teacher. To help families start the new school year off […]

The Arc Condemns Plan to Fund Paid Leave by Putting Retirement Security at Risk

Today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation to provide new parents with a partially-paid leave benefit, funded by cutting their future Social Security retirement benefits. Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO) has indicated that she plans to introduce similar legislation in September. “While we appreciate Senator Rubio and Representative Wagner turning their attention to paid leave, this […]