The Arc is the nation’s leading advocate for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families—Achieve with us.®
For more than 60 years, The Arc has been on the front lines in providing resources and empowering individuals to promote and protect their rights and interests, while enriching the quality of their lives.
What started as an idea 60 years ago has blossomed into a life-changing nonprofit for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
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How to Get Involved on Memorial DayPosted on 05/29/2023
This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who have served our country’s armed forces—specifically those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
How to Overcome Loneliness in Everyday LifePosted on 05/22/2023
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to overcome loneliness in everyday life.
Making a Difference in a Teen’s LifePosted on 05/15/2023
Teenagers are our future; by building them up and encouraging them—even if they’re not our own children—we can create a better future for generations to come.