The Arc Michigan Needs You!

As the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Arc Michigan needs your support and commitment more than ever. We are all living through an unprecedented event, with new public policy challenges emerging almost daily. Over the past 18 months, the Arc Michigan has had to refocus our day-to-day efforts to address:   the threat […]

One Family’s Story of Moving From an Institution to the Community

We Were Afraid of Change, But The Arc Was There When Amy was born in 1967, her family was told that she needed to live in an institution to get the medical care and services she needed due to her inability to speak and move independently. Her family followed doctor’s orders and placed in her […]

Michigan’s Direct Care Workers Need Your Help!

Today’s labor market means it’s harder than ever for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities to keep their Direct Care Workers on the job. Families and employers are stretched to the limit as they try to coordinate care for people whose needs aren’t going away, even though the workers who help them are. Our […]

Georgia-based Disability Rights Groups Join Fight Against Georgia’s Anti-Voter Law S.B. 202

Three groups joined pending litigation AME Church v. Kemp in an amended complaint that explains how S.B. 202 violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act ATLANTA — Three prominent Georgia-based disability rights groups have joined the broad-based alliance of Georgia voters, civil rights groups, and activists fighting against the implementation of the state’s unconstitutional and […]

Georgia-based Disability Rights Groups Join Fight Against Georgia’s Anti-Voter Law S.B. 202

Three groups joined pending litigation AME Church v. Kemp in an amended complaint that explains how S.B. 202 violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act ATLANTA — Three prominent Georgia-based disability rights groups have joined the broad-based alliance of Georgia voters, civil rights groups, and activists fighting against the implementation of the state’s unconstitutional and […]

West Michigan assisted living facility to close in June after not finding enough workers

https://wwmt.com/news/local/west-michigan-assisted-living-facility-to-close-in-june-after-not-finding-enough-workers     PLAINWELL, Mich. — A dozen families with loved ones in a Plainwell-based assisted living facility were looking for a new place for them to stay.   The board of the non-profit William Crispe Community Home voted Tuesday, May 19, 2021, to close the facility citing a shortage of qualified workers and financial impacts […]

The Arc Demands a Public Apology from U.S. Capitol Riot Attorney for Offensive Comments about People with Disabilities

The Arc is appalled and disgusted by the offensive remarks made by Albert Watkins, an attorney representing Jacob Chansley, the self-described, “QAnon Shaman” who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 with an angry mob. In an interview with Talking Points Memo, Watkins described defendants in the Capitol attack as “all f—ing short-bus people.” […]

The Arc Receives Funding from Verizon to Expand Emergency Preparedness Across the U.S.

The Arc of the United States is thrilled to announce it has received an award from Verizon to implement the Building Community Resilience through Inclusive Disaster Preparedness program in 2021. Through this initiative, we will award chapters of The Arc and community organizations grants to offer online volunteer opportunities that focus on the importance of […]