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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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Advice to New Parents

November 4, 2019

A business friend and his wife have been expecting twins. I recently learned from a mutual acquaintance that one of the twins was born with spina bifida, a relatively rare spinal cord defect. I later learned that the couple knew of the defect prior to birth (a predictive medical advancement I was unaware of), so

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2019 Alabama disABILITY Conference Recap

September 26, 2019

by Bruce Koppenhoefer The 2019 DisABILITY Conference is behind us. The planning committee members are catching their breaths and catching up on all the work that had to be on hold while they worked on the conference. We’re also collecting the final numbers, but if pre-conference numbers hold up, it was a record-setting event, the

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