The Next Few Days are Critical to Save Medicaid

The health care fight is not over and we need your help! The Senate voted to begin debate on the health care bill, and over the next few days will be voting on various proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act. You can learn more about the process here. The health care fight is not over […]

More Housing Tours this summer- AUGUST 15 & 16

The Future of Housing for People with Developmental Disabilities – MORE HOUSING TOURS – AUGUST 15 & 16 We had such a great demand for our June housing tours that we added two more for August, on Tuesday the 15th from 4-6 PM in Fairfax and Wednesday the 16th from 11 AM-1 PM in Falls Church.

Today is National Call-In Day!

Ask Your Senators to Protect Medicaid! Senators are returning to Washington from a Congressional recess and we need to make sure they continue to hear the loud and clear opposition to the dangerous health care bill. Join The Arc and activists from across the country TODAY for a National Disability Call-In Day to tell Congress #HandsOff Medicaid.

Making Summer Plans?  Plan to Advocate!

Several years ago we began a program we call Summer Homework.  We decided to use the summers when legislators are home and families often have more flexibility to invite legislators in.  During the busy time of year when legislators are making decisions, we feel fortunate to have 15 minutes with them or their staff.  However, […]

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Lunch Bunch Cancelled for May 23rd

Sorry for the inconvenience but our popular Lunch Bunch session for May 23rd is cancelled. Lunch Bunch is an informal information session for families with questions on how to navigate the complex disability service systems. Each Lunch Bunch gathering is an intimate opportunity for 4 families to engage in an intensive question and answer session with…

The Arc Promotes Workforce Development for Egyptians with Disabilities through U.S. Department of State Exchange Program

[WASHINGTON, DC] The Arc will host Michael Mikhael, Executive Director and founding member at the Farah Foundation for Development in Alexandria, Egypt as a fellow in the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program (PFP). This two-way exchange embraces the power of individual citizens to find creative solutions to challenges they face in both the United […]

“Don’t Take Away Our Independence”: Watch Thelma as The Arc Denounces Massive Cut to Medicaid

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Arc released a video which highlights how the House-passed cut to Medicaid funding (which exceeds $800 billion) will negatively impact people with disabilities’ capacity to live independently. The video features a conversation with Thelma, a long-time Washington, DC resident who relies on Medicaid to employ a health aid who helps […]