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The Arc of the United States

Last Update:12/13/2017
Contact:
Title:
Address:1825 K Street, NW
Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
County:Nationwide
Phone:202-534-3700
Toll Free:800-433-5255
Fax:202-534-3731
TDY:
E-Mail:
Website:www.thearc.org
Mission

The Arc of the United States advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.

Program Description

The Arc is the world's largest community-based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 780 state and local chapters across the nation.

The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

National Sibling Council:  The Council will offer opportunities for:

  • Networking – meet other siblings – face to face and online
  • Support and resources for those needing guidance in situations unique to their family (e.g.  introducing your sibling to your girlfriend and their family – or – caring for your sibling after your parents are not able to do so)
  • Celebrating the sibling relationship
  • Supporting the advocacy and programmatic efforts of The Arc at all levels (local, state, national)
  • Leadership development and training through involvement in standing committees, ad hoc committees and task forces
Financial

Support primarily from membership.

Services
Advocacy
Developmental Delays/Disability
Family Support
Siblings
Counties Serviced
Nationwide
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