National Disability Employment Month: Push for Progress

By: Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The Arc of the United States. October marks National Disability Employment Month – it’s a time to reflect on the progress of making employment for people with disabilities a reality, and to push forward on necessary changes to make that a reality for more individuals throughout the country. […]

The Timeline Has Changed, But Threats to People with Disabilities in Senate Health Care Reform Efforts Remain

Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulls the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and announces an upcoming vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement: “Make no mistake – the Medicaid program and the home and community based supports that people with […]

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Time Is RUNNING Short!

This Saturday, Executive Director of The Arc of Oakland County Tom Kendziorski will be running in the Bayshore Half Marathon to raise money for The Arc Michigan. Click Here to Help Tom  Reach His Goal of Raising $15,000 We’re Already Half Way There!!

Continue Your Advocacy

The following is from Alan Bolter of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards.  The language and information are relevant.  It also suggests that, if the legislature does insist on pilots or demonstrations, they need to include certain protections for enrollees and adequate evaluation of the pilots. Please use as you see fit, but […]

Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for the 2017 Disability Policy Seminar on Friday, June 23rd is officially open, and spots are filling QUICKLY! Hurry up to reserve your seat, as space is limited.  Click Here to Register now

Dohn Hoyle

Thank You.

Thank you.   There are strikingly memorable events which deserve something beyond celebration. The closure of the states’ institutions and Intermediate Care Facilities was one of those. So too is the passage of legislation to ban the use of seclusion and restraint in our schools.   Both were long sought outcomes and had a lengthy […]