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You have the power to continue to do good in the world and be the positive change, even with everything going on around us.

Thousands of people with disabilities in the U.S. use Medicaid to get the supports and services they need to live and be healthy every day. But, people with disabilities must often wait several years to get access to the type of supports they want and need in their own homes. Many are forced into nursing […]

The post No One Should Have to Live Like This: Steve’s Nine Year Wait for Freedom appeared first on The Arc.

If you’re looking for a reason to get out there and do more good, look no further. April has been named Global Volunteer Month as a time to bring people together to volunteer from across the world.

The Arc Montgomery County recognizes that it is becoming safer for the people supported in Community Living (residential) to resume some important activities, per the recent guidelines released by the CDC and Maryland’s Developmental Disability Administration.  Consequently, The Arc has established new procedures that will allow some residents, who have been fully vaccinated, to visit family and/or friends. 

Washington, D.C. – For years, the service system that people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) and their families rely on has fallen far short of meeting their needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified this problem and exposed the cracks and gaps in the care infrastructure when it comes to supporting people with disabilities. The […]

The post The Arc Encouraged by Proposal for Huge Investment in Disability Services and Direct Care Workers appeared first on The Arc.

While times are undoubtedly hard, there is hope on the horizon. Use April’s National Month of Hope as a reminder to be a light in somebody’s life this month, including your own!

By Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director of Public Policy, The Arc As we rally around the Home and Community-Based Services Access Act (HAA), a new bill in Congress that will transform how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their lives, it’s siblings like Nicole and Chris Jorwic that lead with the passion to make this […]

The post Part Two: For Jud, Chris, and Millions of People With Disabilities – a Bill 70 Years in the Making Has Arrived appeared first on The Arc.

By: Marty Ford, Senior Advisor, The Arc The Arc of the United States was founded over 70 years ago by families like mine who wanted their family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities included in every aspect of life in their homes and communities. Congress has finally proposed a bill, the Home and Community-Based Services […]

The post Part One: For Jud, Chris, and Millions of People With Disabilities – a Bill 70 Years in the Making Has Arrived appeared first on The Arc.

The Arc Montgomery County Board of Directors Appoints New CEO—Daria Cervantes Will Lead Nonprofit Organization Committed to Inclusion

The Arc is grieving the immeasurable loss of life and condemning the racially motivated killings at three spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area. A white gunman shot and killed six Asian women and two other people during the rampage. The Arc condemns these killings and continues to condemn all actions motivated by racism and hate. […]

The post The Arc Condemns Racism and Escalating Violence Against Asian Americans and Asians Around the World appeared first on The Arc.

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