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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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Treat 'Em the Same as You Would Your Own Name

November 26, 2018

I’ve been encouraged lately, as I’m sure many of you have, with the number of TV shows, movies, and even commercials featuring people with disabilities. My own favorite is “Speechless”, though I have to admit that I haven’t seen all of them. Such social consciousness growth can’t help but improve acceptance and respect for the

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Advocacy Versus Politics

September 30, 2018

Let’s be very clear from the start, The Arc is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization that does not espouse any particular political ideology or take partisan-based political positions. Our constituency is made up of Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals. Our role is to advocate on their behalf, all of them, without regard to politics. That

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