President Signs COVID Relief, Omnibus Appropriations Bill

You can click on this link and respond to action alert: https://p2a.co/hy2tD8v   On December 21, both chambers passed H.R.133, a COVID relief and omnibus appropriations deal. The deal includes $1.4 trillion to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2021 and $900 billion for COVID relief. President Trump signed the bill […]

Corey Johnson Must Not be Executed

The Arc is urging President Trump to intervene immediately and stop the unconstitutional execution of a man with intellectual disability scheduled to take place in a matter of days. Corey Johnson’s execution, scheduled for January 14, would violate the Constitution and federal law. Mr. Johnson is a person with intellectual disability. Three nationally recognized experts […]

Celebrating the Life of the Honorable Richard Thornburgh

Today, The Arc celebrates the life of Former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Attorney General Richard “Dick” Thornburgh, a champion in the disability rights movement who played a crucial role in the passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Mr. Thornburgh died Thursday. He was 88.   Throughout his career, Mr. Thornburgh fought for […]

Important Step for Community Living for People with Disabilities: Congress Makes Overdue Investment in Money Follows the Person Program

Today, President Trump signed into law three years of funding for the Money Follows the Person program. This program provides federal dollars to move people with disabilities out of large congregate settings like institutions and nursing homes, and back into their homes and communities. This is an important step in our decades-long fight to bring […]

Shut Out Again: COVID-19 Relief Package Again Excludes Needs of People With Disabilities, Families, Service Providers

After months of hardship and danger from the COVID-19 pandemic, and relentless advocacy by The Arc and advocates across the country, last night Congress passed a COVID-19 relief package without critical funding for people with disabilities to access the services and supports necessary for a life in the community.   As COVID-19 continues to spread […]

Click Here for Inclusion: Staying Connected During COVID-19

For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), a fully integrated life in the community often depends on not only people-powered supports like direct support professionals and job coaches, but on the technology to facilitate skill building, social connection, and much more.   As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world and shut down entire […]