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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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What's the Big Deal?

September 8, 2021

I freely admit that I am often mystified by certain aspects of human behavior within American society. The most recent behavior that has me so confused is the hue and cry over mandates, for masks and/or COVID vaccines. It’s an infringement of my freedom, they yell. It’s an example of tyranny, is the frequent shout.

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Nostalgia Strikes

August 8, 2021

I saw a cartoon recently that I thought was very appropriate for our times. You may have seen it too, as it was circulating on Facebook. It made me sad and thoughtful, and nostalgic. A boy standing in front of his mother asks, “What’s that mark on your arm?”  “That’s the scar from my smallpox

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