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  • From Disability Scoop Tucked inside a larger bill signed by President Barack Obama this week is a tweak to federal law that’s designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to save money. Under the new law, individuals with disabilities can create a special needs trust for themselves rather than relying on others to […]

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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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  • ​ July 3, 2015 » Join the conversation! » Facebook » Twitter » Instagram Celebrate your freedom this weekend! The Arc of the Midlands wishes you and yours a very happy and safe Independence Day! Thank you to America’s forefathers and all the men and women who continue to serve and protect our beloved country! #Merica […]

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  • (Source: The Arc) President Obama signed the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act into law on Friday, Dec. 19. This was a part of a larger bill of end of year tax provisions approved by Congress in the closing days of the session. The Arc previously reported on Dec. 3 the House of Representatives passed […]

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  • ​Website Home ​ ​September 19,  2014 ​​​​​​Join the Plant Yourself team in Soda City this Saturday and let’s get growing!This Green Chairs project is one part of the Mixed Greens program sponsored in part by the SC Developmental Disabilities Council. Join us on Saturday morning anytime from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. surrounded by local […]

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  • ​Website Home​   September 5,  2014 ​ Plant Yourself is ready to launch this month at the Soda City market in downtown Columbia! This Green Chairs project is one part of the Mixed Greens program sponsored in part by the SC Developmental Disabilities Council. Join us on Saturday morning surrounded by local vendors selling all […]

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  • The Arc celebrates the enactment of the “Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act of 2014.” This law reauthorizes the Combating Autism Act of 2011 for five years and makes a number of improvements to it. President Obama signed the legislation into law on August 8, 2014. Since its original enactment in 2006, […]

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  • The Arc released the following statement following news that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Freddie Lee Hall in the case Hall v. Florida, a death penalty case concerning the definition of intellectual disability (ID) that Florida uses in deciding whether an individual with that disability is protected by the Court’s decision in […]

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