It’s easy to look at historic civil rights wins and not see the tiny actions that helped make them a reality. But that’s the thing about progress. Real progress doesn’t happen overnight—it’s built, day by day, and action by action.
Will you be our partner in progress as we continue to chip away at the barriers people with disabilities face every day?
37 states still have institutions that warehouse people with disabilities
500,000+ people with disabilities are on waiting lists for home and community-based long term services and supports
8 – 10 years on waiting lists for services in some states
Up to 1/2 of the individuals killed by law enforcement are people with disabilities
The national unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 2x that of people without disabilities
Constantly-looming threats to programs like Social Security, SSI, and Medicaid, that provide crucial services and supports
We all want to feel valued and included. And more than anything else, we want the independence and tools to participate in our communities in ways that are meaningful it us. We believe in a future where people with disabilities have the supports they need to do this too.
The challenges are daunting, but we’re ready to tackle them. Will you be standing on the front lines with us?
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.