By: Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy This week in July is always a big one, this year the disability community came together to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 52nd anniversary of the Medicaid and Medicare programs. But a large looming shadow hung over these […]
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 […]
As the disability community battled against this effort over the last several months, we have shown our strength, our power, and The Arc thanks each and every advocate who has stepped up in this fight. But it is not over yet – we are expecting the Senate to vote on a bill to repeal the […]
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.
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.
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, […]
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…
[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 […]
By: Julie Ward, Director of Health Policy and Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy They say that if you want to know about a person, look at how they spend their money; to know the values of a nation, the same is true. The current Affordable Care Act and Medicaid fight is showing a side […]
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 […]