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Liberati Bill Prohibits Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities

Liberati Bill Prohibits Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities Thursday, February 15, 2018 LANSING — State Rep. Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park)  introduced House Bill 5587 today prohibiting employers from paying an employee with a disability less than the minimum wage. Current state law allow employers to pay a subminimum wage to employees with disabilities. Liberati’s bill would […]

The Arc Responds to New Report Exposing Abuse and Neglect of Individuals With Disabilities in Group Homes

Washington, DC – At the request of Congress, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General investigated states’ monitoring and reporting of injuries and other critical incidents of people with disabilities living in group homes. Following the investigation, a report was issued that cited numerous incidents of abuse of people with […]

APPLY NOW!! Partners Advancing Self-Determination

Join our partnership! We are now recruiting Advancement Teams!   The team members are expected to include:   • Community Mental Health Service Providers (CMHSPs or CMHs) • Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), • Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PHIPs)   • People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), their family members, and allies   • MRS (if applicable) […]

Civil Rights, Housing, and Community Development Organizations Call on HUD to Maintain a Critical Fair Housing Tool and Not to Roll Back the Promise of the Fair Housing Act

Washington, DC – 76 national civil rights, faith-based, affordable housing and other organizations have voiced their strong opposition to HUD’s sudden and short-sighted decision to effectively suspend the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation. Nearly 50 years ago, Congress adopted the Fair Housing Act, landmark legislation necessary to end discrimination in housing and eliminate the […]

The Arc Responds to Senate Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Services and Supports for People with Disabilities at Risk

Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to Senate passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Today the Senate took a big and dangerous step closer to cutting the services and supports that people with disabilities rely on to be a part of their community. “The Arc’s longstanding position on […]

Volunteer Opportunities Lead to New Job Skills

Building a resume can be tough, particularly in rural communities where job opportunities may be limited, and competition can be fierce. However, serving your community can be one great and meaningful way to build job skills. Since 2015, The Arc of the Glades in Belle Glade, Florida, has participated in The Arc’s Martin Luther King, […]

The Arc and the Walmart Foundation: A Successful Year in Assisting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Find Jobs in the Community

A year ago, The Arc announced the exciting news that it had been awarded $245,000 by the Walmart Foundation to support workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enter the workforce. The Arc@Work, The Arc’s employment program, quickly got to work with chapters from around the country to make a dent in the unemployment […]

Health Care Open Enrollment

2018 Open Enrollment: November 1, 2017 Open enrollment begins December 15, 2017 Open enrollment ends January 1, 2018 Coverage begins If you’re uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the open enrollment period is the time to visit healthcare.gov or your state’s marketplace or health insurance exchange. During open enrollment, private health insurance options […]

Reflections on Autonomy

Dohn Hoyle   In my, going on, 47 years at this business, few recurring problems have been as vexing as the pervasive use of and blind acceptance of guardianship (or conservatorship for California and Tennessee). Parents, professionals and advocates have a conveniently benign attitude and many times are even complicit in this overt removal of […]