As part of our mission to promote attitudes, practices, programs and policies that enable people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included as a natural and integral part of community life, we support family-led and community-based projects and programs that amplify our work.
The Arc values opportunities to find more ways for people with I/DD to participate in typical activities throughout their communities. We facilitate discussions, trainings and events that broaden perceptions within the community and deepen the capacity of both organizations and people to include people with I/DD.
If we truly want to make our community more welcoming for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, then we also have a responsibility to ensure everyone in the community has access to information and resources that will empower them to better support people with I/DD.
The Arc's outreach initiatives:
- Participate in resource fairs
- Give presentations about
- The Arc's programs
- People First language
- Disability etiquette
- Educate people
- Summit of Hope
- Holiday Party
- Achievement Challenge