Latest Issues

Get Real-time Help on Election Day: Use The Arc’s Voter Support Service

In 2012, one in five voters with disabilities experienced a barrier at the polls. To help resolve problems in real-time, The Arc is launching our new Voter Support Service! Working with Election Protection’s national support network, we are aiming to make it easier for people to report problems and get help as quickly as possible. This site is a simple, mobile-friendly way for people with disabilities to ensure that their vote counts. We need your help! This is a critical election; every vote counts! Check out and spread the word in your chapter and community. Before Election Day, we hope to have an app-store version ready to launch.

For more information, contact Kristen McKiernan, Senior Executive Officer, Communications at 202.534.3712, or Abe Rafi, Director, Digital and Online Services, 202.534.3729.


Florida Lends a Helping Hand to Arc Chapters in Louisiana

Louisiana has been hit hard by flooding and many of The Arc chapters there are in need of some help to begin recovering and rebuilding.  When many of The Arc chapters here in Florida heard of the need, they immediately answered the call for help.  The Arc family in Florida has raised over $8,000 to assist The Arc chapters in Louisiana who were impacted by the devastating flooding.

The following chapters and family of The Arc here in Florida are our, “Heroes of the Storm”:

  • The Arc North Florida
  • The Arc of Palm Beach County
  • The Arc of Florida
  • The Arc Gateway
  • The Arc Sunrise of Central Florida
  • Dixie & Jerry Sansom
  • Victory Living Programs
  • Grandma’s Place
  • The Arc of Putnam County
  • The Arc Jacksonville
  • The Arc Tampa Bay
  • The Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties
  • The Arc of South Florida
  • The Arc of Charlotte County
  • The Arc Ridge Area
  • St. Andrew Bay Center
  • The Arc of the Emerald Coast
  • The Arc of Volusia

The following images are from clean-up efforts after flooding at The Arc Baton Rouge in Louisiana.


Love “Born this Way”? You’ll Love our Convention!

If you are excited about the season two premiere of A&E’s hot docu-series “Born This Way” you better hurry up and to book your trip to Orlando for The Arc’s 2016 National Convention and International Forum! This year we will be hosting to the full cast of Born This Way and giving our attendees an opportunity to meet them during a special autograph signing. In addition to our special guests, attendees can look forward to networking with leaders in the disability rights movement. From passionate self-advocates and families, to the professionals that make up The Arc’s network, this is an event not to be missed! This year we look forward to partnering with Inclusion International once again and playing host to an international audience. We hope to see you there! Click here to register today.