Is your local chapter implementing your duties and responsibilities as per The Arc’s Bylaws? Local chapters, consistent with available personnel and resources, should at a minimum:
- Engage in advocacy on behalf of people with I/DD and their families;
- Assist people with I/DD, family members, the media, public officials, and members of the public to access information about the needs, issues and concerns of people with I/DD and their families;
- Support and mobilize constituents in support of public policy initiatives at the state and national level
Contact Karen at email@example.com if you’d like a copy of Bylaws of The Arc or ideas on how your chapter can meet the letter and spirit of our bylaws.