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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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Masks: A Business Perspective

July 7, 2020

If adulthood begins at age 18, then I have been an adult for more than half a century. and in those 50+ years, I have never seen an issue so demonstrative of the stupidity and selfishness that is so rampant in this country as the controversy regarding the simple safety precaution of wearing a mask

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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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