Families Like Debbi, Josh, and Victor Need Your Support.

The Arc has been advocating for decades to help family caregivers—advocating for health insurance, for paid family and medical leave, and respite services and other family supports. And this advocacy has taken on even more urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic. SUPPORT OUR WORK Families like Debbi, her husband Victor, and their son Josh need our […]

House of Representatives Passes Historic Disability Funding Through the Build Back Better Plan

“We need the Senate to understand all that is on the line” Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, bringing us one important step closer to making significant investments in our country, in the lives of people with disabilities and their families, and the direct support workforce. The reality […]

The Arc Celebrates CVS Health Commitment with Disability Leaders to Affordable and Equitable Access to Health Care

Yesterday, CVS Health announced the withdrawal of its appeal before the Supreme Court that sought to limit the scope of civil rights protections for people with disabilities under federal law. In collaboration with leaders of a number of national disability organizations, CVS Health will seek policy solutions to protect equitable access to health care for […]

The Child Tax Credit Helps Working Moms Like Molly Stay Afloat – And in the Workforce

For moms like Molly, the past four months have meant long-overdue help in making ends meet. Molly works full time and manages the care for her 15-year-old son, Reid, who has a condition called Angelman’s Syndrome. Reid requires specialized caregiving for feeding, diaper changes, and constant monitoring for safety due to seizures and mobility issues. […]

“They must think we are not paying attention. Enough is enough.”

We need your help. The health insurance plans and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey are trying to change the law so they can take over the state’s public mental health system. 320,000 Michiganders with mental illness and developmental disabilities stand to lose their care while insurance companies get even richer. It’s time to say enough […]

Disability Is Not a Crime. Support Our Fight for Justice.

Too often, disability is criminalized due to a lack of understanding—by both the public and first responders. Disability-related behaviors can be perceived as threatening or suspicious, and it’s estimated that one third to half of all people in the U.S. killed by police have a disability. The Arc is working hard to protect the rights […]

Disability Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Protections Against Disability Discrimination

Disability rights organizations filed friend-of-the-court briefs today urging the Supreme Court to uphold disability rights by rejecting CVS’s attempt to dismantle non-discrimination protections under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The case, CVS v. Doe, involves a CVS-managed prescription drug plan that requires people who need “specialty medications” to receive them by mail, instead of at […]

Project TENDR Researchers Applaud CDC Action to Protect More Children from Neurotoxic Exposures and Anticipate Sweeping National Change

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a new value for the level of lead in children’s blood considered to be elevated, tightening the standard from 5 micrograms/deciliter to 3.5 micrograms/deciliter. The CDC announcement coincided with the Biden Administration’s release of a government-wide plan for preventing lead exposure in children, focused on […]

New Budget Framework Provides Historic Investment in the Disability Services System

Today, President Biden announced the Build Back Better budget framework that would make significant investments in our nation, people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support workforce. This new deal includes $150 billion for Medicaid home and community-based services, or HCBS, which provide the support people with disabilities need to be a part of […]