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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.


Developing Abilities and Restoring Rights Workshops in Tampa, Florida

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and Guardian Trust present Developing Abilities and Restoring Rights Workshops to take place in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  Please make plans to attend this FREE workshop that will provide tools and strategies supporting persons with disabilities to be more involved in decision making.

For more information, please visit: or call 866.615.0284 ext. 104.

The workshop begins at 9:00 AM and lasts until 4:30 PM, lunch will be provided.  Travel stipends are available for all self-advocates and families.

pdf Developing Abilities and Restoring Rights Workshop Flyer



The Arc of Florida Welcomes Step Up Families

Girl (10-12) with Down syndrome in classroomThe Arc of Florida is thrilled to welcome families who are part of the Gardiner Scholarship Step Up for Students program.  Many are coming from Hidden Potentials with Kathy Clinton and are excited that there will be no lapse in services during this transition.  Step Up Families will find a plethora of resources and services as part of The Arc of Florida family.   The Arc of Florida is an approved provider, able to provide part time tutoring for students throughout the state of Florida because of our statewide membership.

Are you interested in part time tutoring through the Gardiner scholarship program?  Please email or call 1.800.226.1155 for more information about how your child can receive academic support from Florida State certified teachers.