Information and Referral - Individuals and families may not be
aware of community supports and services available for them.
Therefore, The Arc will provide information about available
community resources and make referrals as needed.
Individual Advocacy - In most cases this is a short term
association between the advocate and the client. Issues
are diverse and include accessing services, employment,
benefits, exploitation, education, housing, abuse,
neglect, legal matters and more.
Systems Advocacy and Governmental Affairs -
In line with our on-going effort to improve the
lives of people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities, The Arc actively
communicates with legislators regarding
pending and/or necessary legislation.
Public Awareness and Community
Education - The Arc speaks to individuals
and groups on various issues related to
prevention and reducing the consequence
of intellectual and developmental disabilities
through education, research, advocacy, and
the support of families, friends and