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Who will be the winner of The Arc’s Achieve with us contest? That’s up to you.

For the past month, we have been receiving entries from people with intellectual and developmental disabilities competing for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C. and have their story of achievement featured in ABILITY Magazine. We’re narrowing the field to a set of 10 finalists – that’s where you come in. Visit www.facebook.com/thearcus between July 15 and August 15 and vote for your favorite story. The Arc will choose the grand prize winner from among the top 10 vote getters.

If you or someone you know entered, plan to vote before August 15. If you don’t have a favorite yet, view all of the inspiring stories of achievement on our Facebook fan page and tell us who should win with your vote! There are 100+ amazing stories and every one of them deserves to be checked out. It may be really difficult to decide a winner. You can get the full contest details and rules at www.facebook.com/thearcus and be sure to encourage everyone you know to vote! Thanks for helping to make this contest a success.

Welcome to our New Blog

Blog Welcome imageYou might have noticed something new on our website in the past few days. The Arc has a new blog!

We linked to a few posts in the latest issue of Fusion, our e-newsletter for chapters. However, if you’re just stumbling across it, we wanted to welcome you.

This is the official blog of The Arc. In this space, we’ll aim to accomplish three things:

  • To provide real-time information on the issues surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other topics The Arc cares about.
  • To create a starting place for discussion (both online and offline) centered around the issues that the intellectual and developmental disability community want to talk about.
  • To give you all the information you need to help promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

We want to make this spot on the web the most useful for you: our chapters, advocates, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other folks interested in The Arc and our mission. So don’t hesitate to participate in the conversation. We welcome it, and encourage you to read our online community guidelines before posting any comments.

If you have any ideas or more lengthy comments for the blog, please drop a note to David Kennedy at kennedy@thearc.org, or call (202) 534-3709.

Again, welcome, and thanks for reading!