The Arc Connecticut Chapters Advocate for Disability Services Funding

Two chapters of The Arc Connecticut, The Arc Favarh and The Arc Litchfield, hosted a meeting with state Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton), and Representatives Jay Case (R-Winchester), Mike Demicco (D-Farmington), John Hampton (D-Simsbury), and Derek Slap (D-West Hartford). Parents and … Continue reading

The Arc New Jersey Local Chapter LGBTQ Self-Advocacy Group Hosts Lieutenant Governor Candidate

The Arc Mercer, a local chapter of The Arc New Jersey, recently created a self-advocacy organization for LGBTQ people with I/DD called Special Needs Alliance for Pride (SNAP). SNAP serves the role of providing support, socialization, and advocacy. Lt. Governor … Continue reading

The Arc Massachusetts Testifies in Favor of Family Stabilization Services Rate Increase

Maura Sullivan, Director of Government Affairs for The Arc Massachusetts, testified at a hearing of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in favor increased rate for Family Stabilization Services. These rates are being increased by 2.72% in accordance … Continue reading

The Arc Massachusetts Secures House Passage of Veto Override

As a result of advocacy by The Arc Massachusetts, the House voted to override Governor Charlie Baker’s line-item vetoes of $6 million in Community Residential funding. Funding had already been cut by the conference committee. The override vote will now … Continue reading

The Arc Minnesota Participates in Renter’s Week of Action

The Arc Minnesota and other organizations are participating in Renter’s Week of Action, which takes place September 18-22. This series of Events in the Twin Cities provides organizations with an opportunity to collaborate, learn from each other and take action … Continue reading

The Arc Pennsylvania Advocates for Bill to Close Remaining Five State-Run Institutions

The Arc Pennsylvania is supporting HB 1650, which will close Pennsylvania’s five remaining state-run institutions. Executive Director Maureen Cronin, who was on the Pennhurst staff when it closed discussed the topic with the Tribune-Review. She is quoted as saying “You … Continue reading

The Arc Washington Files Amicus Brief in In Favor of Maintaining Sanction for Inadequate Funding

The Arc Washington and The Arc King County joined other disability organizations in filing an amicus brief in the case McCleary v. Washington. In this case, the Supreme Court of Washington ruled that the statewide school funding scheme was inadequate … Continue reading