Advocacy'S ARCHIVE

  • From The Arc blog Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following the defeat of the Health Care Freedom Act in the United States Senate: “Never underestimate the power of the disability community, who took on this civil rights fight for themselves and future generations. “The defeat of this disastrous health care bill […]

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  • Try as he might, Lexington High Student Vaj James Runkle could not stop smiling as he and his teammates came to the stage one by one to receive their athletic letters. When it was his turn, Runkle sprinted forward, beaming with pride, toward Principal Melissa C. Rawl. Runkle’s exuberance mirrored that of other students from […]

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  • By Quincy S. Abbot, Friend and Past National President of The Arc Bob was one of the humblest of men and also one of the most outspoken of men when urging that individuals with intellectual disabilities have the right to live as other humans live. Bob approached each person as a friend. Each person had […]

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  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have more opportunities to work in fulfilling and competitive jobs thanks to The Arc@Work, an innovative workforce program. The Arc@Work is leading the way in developing creative workforce solutions for the government and private sector by connecting employers with talented employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities and supporting the recruitment, […]

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  • From The Arc blog PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Baymont Inn & Suites unites with The Arc – a leading national advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) – to open more doors in hospitality for individuals with I/DD, including autism and Down syndrome, as the hotel brand redefines breakfast with its […]

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  • Note: The following article is part of a series in The State newspaper’s Extra section. It features participants from Let’s Talk, a self-advocacy group empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to speak up for their rights. In the United States, there is no more important example of freedom and independence than a citizen’s right to […]

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  • From The Arc blog In honor of National Disability Employment Month, we interviewed Max, a member of The Arc of the Midlands. A young man with autism, Max’s passion for technology recently led him to pursue and ultimately secure a position at the technology giant Microsoft. Let’s catch up with him to see how his […]

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  • The Arc Launches Voter Support Service for People with Disabilities to Report Voting Problems from The Arc blog Washington, DC – In advance of this crucial election, The Arc has launched a new Voter Support Service to help people with disabilities report any barriers they experience when voting, and get help to resolve their issue […]

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  • Nov. 20, 2015 • Connect with us! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website   The Arc of the Midlands is growing! If you haven’t heard by now, ​The Arc of the Midlands has moved into a bigger office space at 529 South Lake Drive. We have more office space​ in addition to a laundry area […]

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  • Website Home  ♦  Sept. 11,  2015   Let’s Talk launches its leadership program The Let’s Talk self-advocacy and leadership/media program launched last week at Burton Center and United Cerebral Palsy of SC. We are excited to bring education and training to all clients at these day programs so they can learn to speak up for themselves […]

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