25 Patient and Provider Groups Applaud Supreme Court Ruling, but Express Concern About Other Plaintiffs Keeping FDA Authority Challenge Alive

Washington, DC – Our 25 organizations, representing patients with serious health conditions and disabilities and their providers, applaud the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling reversing the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine et al. v FDA et al, on the grounds that the plaintiffs don’t have standing in their challenge concerning the use and […]

A Father’s Love Knows No Limits

This Father’s Day, we’re celebrating Mike, a dad whose unconditional love and devotion are redefining society’s views on parenthood. Born with cerebral palsy, Mike has navigated life from a wheelchair, facing prejudices that often wrongly question the ability of those with disabilities to raise children. Mike is the proud dad to four children, ages 16, […]

This Election Year, Know Your Voting Rights!

Voting is an essential part of our democracy and our right as citizens. Too often, people with disabilities struggle to be able to vote. Here are some (but not all) of the reasons that people may struggle: Polling places may not have accessible entrances, spaces, machines, or ballots. Poll workers and election officials may not […]

Comcast Grants $1M to Transform The Arc’s Data, Tech Training, and Spanish Education Resources

Washington, DC, May 16, 2024 – Today, The Arc of the United States and Comcast NBCUniversal announced a major expansion of their long-standing partnership that will break down barriers and create more equity and opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Comcast is providing a $1 million grant over two years to The […]

Direct Care Workers Need Your Help

View In Browser The Michigan House and Senate Health and Human Services budgets were released late April, and neither includes wage increases for direct care workers (DCWs) in FY 2025. We all know DCWs are the backbone of the behavioral health system and deserve wages that reflect their skilled work and value!   The DCW […]

5 Disability Stories Journalists Should Be Covering Right Now (2024)

Journalists, are people with disabilities and disability issues at the forefront of your coverage? With over 61 million Americans and 1 billion people globally living with a disability, we all know and love someone with a disability. Yet this large and influential community remains underrepresented in media narratives. Too often, disability stories perpetuate negative stereotypes, […]

The Arc and United Health Foundation Launch $2.5M Partnership to Tackle Mental Health Crisis for People With Disabilities

The partnership will provide $100,000 to 10 communities to expand mental health support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities MINNEAPOLIS, MN and WASHINGTON, DC (May 6, 2024)–The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), has awarded The Arc of the United States a three-year, $2.5 million grant to improve mental […]

Why and How to Celebrate Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month is celebrated every July and is an opportunity to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of the disability community. Why July? It marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark legislation that broke down barriers to inclusion in society. People with disabilities deserve to live full, self-determined lives, […]

Mathematica Ticket Evaluation Listening Sessions

Mathematica is conducting an evaluation of the Ticket Act programs including WIPA (see https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityresearch/ticketevaluation.html). As part of the evaluation, Mathematica will be conducting listening sessions with community members, including providers and people with disabilities who have experience with these programs. There are limited slots available and Mathematica plans to collect additional input from providers and community […]