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For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Arc of Alabama, Inc., is a non-profit, volunteer-based membership organization whose primary role is to advocate for the rights and protections of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. This advocacy is provided through Information and Referral services, educational opportunities like the annual Alabama disAbility Conference, and public policy initiatives.

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Comments on the "R" Word

May 13, 2019

By now, all of us have seen, heard, or read about Representative John Rogers’ remarks regarding the abortion bill before the legislature. and hopefully, all of us have also seen, heard, or read about his apology for the use of the “R” word to describe the President’s son. Thank you, Rep. Rogers, for realizing your

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Cerebral Palsy: a Defining Condition?

April 8, 2019

by RJ Nealon (Editor’s Note: RJ is a member of the Board of The Arc of Alabama, having accepted the Self-Advocate position. This is the first of a series of posts he has agreed to do for us, providing a self-advocate’s perspective on a variety of issues, and it will serve as his introduction to you.

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