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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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Conceptualizing Disability: Three Models of Disability

June 23, 2024

(Editor’s Note: the following is reprinted with permission from LET’S (Live Educate Transform Society) as posted on the American Psychological Association web site) How people think about disability affects how they feel about disability. Although people have various individual perspectives on disability, these viewpoints can be categorized into three overarching models of disability—moral, medical, and

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What Do You Think

May 21, 2024

As schools dismiss for the summer, and families start to plan activities for their children with disabilities, it’s important to examine our ideas about acceptance, belonging, and inclusion. When we look to our communities for inclusion on a more regular basis, we are often struck by subtle or more obvious differences. Accessibility can take on

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