A Father’s Love: The Rewards of Disability

Jose Velasco is thankful for the incredible journey of fatherhood. The father of two did not foresee the life he and his wife, Deya, and their son and daughter created, together. This Father’s Day, Jose reflects on nearly three decades of being a dad and how disability has rewarded his life in ways he had […]

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 […]