Do you believe that all people, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have abilities and value? Do you believe people with I/DD have the right to live and work in communities of their choosing? Have you thought about aligning your group with The Arc as a chapter?
The Arc is the largest community-based organization for people with I/DD, leading a national movement advocating for and supporting families and individuals with I/DD across their lifetimes and across all diagnoses. We believe in self-determination and empowering people with the support they need to make informed decisions and choices about how they live. Do you?
Although we’re a large, national organization with a strong, 60-year history of advocating for people with I/DD, our true strength is found within our network of more than 700 chapters across the country. It is people like you working through local organizations who are on the front lines serving and supporting people with I/DD and their families. How much more could you do with the power of The Arc behind you?
We’d like to find out. The Arc is now actively seeking organizations to join our chapter network and take advantage of benefits such as strong federal advocacy initiatives, organizational support, a bold national identity, discounts on training and events, access to collaborative fundraising projects, a network of experienced executives offering professional support, and other resources to make the work you do a little easier. Find out more at www.thearc.org/become-a-chapter or contact Dee Dee Eberle, Director of Chapter Organizing and Advocacy at Eberle@thearc.org today.
P.S. If becoming a Chapter is not your cup of tea, but you still would like to support The Arc, consider becoming an Organizational Member. Explore the benefits.