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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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Careless Ignorance

May 12, 2020

I recently encountered an expression that was new to me but that struck me as being incredibly appropriate for the way many people in the general public interact with individuals in the I/DD community.  Terry Gross, on an episode of her “Fresh Air” program, was interviewing comedian John Moe who suffers from depression and who

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Awareness Means Awareness

March 9, 2020

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, followed by Autism Acceptance Month in April. The Arc US has made available a set of images and associated copy for chapters across the country to use on their social media platforms. The tag line for the campaign is “New Decade, Old Injustices.” The point of it being that

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