The Arc Unifies with People with Disabilities in Ukraine

Washington, D.C. – The Arc is closely watching the horror unfold in Ukraine and thinking of the millions of adults and children with disabilities who are in harm’s way. It’s estimated that 2.7 million people with disabilities live in Ukraine, including thousands living in institutions. According to news reports, a care facility for people with […]

A Review of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Disability and Civil Rights Record

On February 25, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court to fill the upcoming vacancy due to the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer. This is the first-ever nomination of a Black woman to the Supreme Court as well as the first-ever former public defender. Judge Jackson […]

The Arc Announces Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to Support the Dissemination of Special Education Resources to Ensure Equality for All Families

WASHINGTON – Students with disabilities and their families are experiencing yet another disrupted school year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to confront educators and families and creates new challenges in almost every aspect of education. The pandemic underscores the long history of disparities in education for students with disabilities and their families and the need […]

The Arc Responds to New CDC Mask Guidance

Washington, DC – The Arc is disappointed by the decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday to revise masking guidelines for the United States. The new set of criteria deprioritizes the importance of case counts, resulting in approximately 70% of United States counties shifting status overnight. This does not mean […]

Groups In Opposition to Senate Bills 597 & 598

Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Groups in Opposition to Senate Bills 597 and 598 As of February 2, 2022 TAKE ACTION NOW! Disability and other Consumer Advocate Groups The Arc Michigan Association for Children’s Mental Health Michigan’s Children Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute Michigan Disability Rights Coalition Michigan United Cerebral Palsy […]

Direct Care Worker Crisis

For years #Michigan has struggled to recruit and retain highly-trained Direct Support Professionals — the jobs are mentally and physically taxing, and often pay little more than the minimum wage. DSPs and the families they serve deserve better. #More4DSPs /2022/02/11/adult-foster-system-supporting-some-michigans-most-vulnerable-broken/6529384001/

Michigan Behavioral Health Coalition

Michigan Behavioral Health Coalition   Here in Michigan, we’ve come a long way when it comes to helping people with mental illness and developmental disabilities live the way they want to. But there’s still much more to be done. Today’s network of behavioral health supports must change at the point of service delivery to make it easier for […]

We Want To Hear From You!

      We want to hear from you! Click below for a short survey (less than 10 questions) so we can learn about your experience with self-directing community mental health services. Respond to this survey if you are: Someone with a disability who receives community mental health supports A family member of an individual who receives […]