Need Health Insurance? Open Enrollment Is Now!

2016 Open Enrollment November 1, 2015 Open enrollment begins December 15, 2015 Enroll before this date to have coverage January 1, 2016 January 31, 2016 Open enrollment ends If you are uninsured or looking for affordable health insurance, now is the time for you to look! During “open enrollment” you can purchase private health insurance […]

Vaccine Discrimination: Disability Advocacy Groups File Federal Lawsuit Alleging 6 Maryland Jurisdictions Discriminate in Vaccine Process

Today, The Arc Maryland, represented by Disability Rights Maryland, The Arc of the United States, and Brown & Barron, LLC filed a federal lawsuit alleging that six jurisdictions in Maryland, including Baltimore City, discriminate against people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by denying them opportunities to access COVID-19 vaccinations inconsistent with the State’s Executive […]

The Arc Partners with Comcast NBCUniversal to Increase Access to Special Education Services for Students of Color with Disabilities

Washington, D.C. – During this time of unprecedented challenges for special education students, The Arc is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $200,000 grant from Comcast NBCUniversal focused on helping more students of color access greater resources to help them thrive. The funding will allow The Arc@School to expand support of students […]

Incompass Michigan

Update on Wage Increase Extension Advocacy

  As you may be aware, the Michigan Senate passed SB 114 yesterday and it included an extension of, (and a slight increase to), the direct care worker premium pay rate for workers who provide support to Michiganders with mental health and/or developmental disabilities. Now we need the House to concur. If you are a […]

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Time is running out!

For Immediate Release February 22, 2021 Contact: Stephanie Van Koevering, 517-974-6065   Urgent state action needed to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable residents this week Michigan Direct Care Workers will see a drastic wage cut March 1 without action.   Without urgent action by the Michigan Legislature, the state’s Direct Care Workers, who take care of […]

MedStar Health Agrees to End Discriminatory Treatment of Patients with Disabilities in Federal Resolution

In a resolution that applies to all MedStar Health Inc. (“MedStar Health”) care locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, MedStar Health has agreed to end its discriminatory treatment of patients with disabilities, including William King, a 73-year old man with communication-related disabilities, and to modify its policies to ensure patients with disabilities can access […]

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NEED COVID-19 VACCINE NOW!

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NEED COVID-19 VACCINE NOW!   PLEASE JOIN US IN ASKING GOVERNOR WHITMER AND THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (MDHHS) FOR: · An immediate upgrade in vaccine priority status, from 1C to 1B, for all Michiganders with disabilities, aged 16-64 · Accessible materials for vaccine education, outreach, registration and delivery · Fully accessible […]

Coalition of Civil Rights Groups and Legal Scholars Release Report on Intersectional Medical Discrimination During COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – Today, a coalition of civil rights groups and legal scholars announce the release of a new report: “Examining How Crisis Standards of Care May Lead to Intersectional Medical Discrimination Against COVID-19 Patients.” Crisis standards of care are used to decide who should receive priority for treatment when there are not enough resources […]