Become a Member of The Arc of Alabama

Anyone can join our advocacy by becoming a member of The Arc of Alabama or any of its 29 local chapters. Your membership supports our advocacy efforts by giving a voice to those we serve- people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and other caregivers. As a member, you will learn more about what our nonprofit chapters do to provide opportunities for people to live, work, learn and play in their local communities.

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What Affiliation and Membership Offers

You may be on the front lines every day providing advocacy, services or direct supports to individuals with I/DD. You may also be an organization, an employee, a family member or volunteer with a desire to Make a Difference in the lives of people with disabilities in your local community! Whatever your station, we invite you to explore the opportunities available only by becoming an Affiliated Chapter or a Member of The Arc!

A Strong National Identity

Use of The Arc’s trademarked name and logo which unites us under a dynamic banner of achievement. This identity is known and respected by academics, professionals and others involved in the I/DD community across the U.S.

A Seat at the Table

Take a seat at the table to influence the direction of public policy benefitting the people you serve. The Arc works on state and national levels to advance public policy to protect and enhance vital programs and services for people with I/DD. Two-way communication between The Arc and its state and local Chapter gives you firsthand information on hot issues and allows us to help you with local grassroots advocacy efforts.

Organizational Support

As an affiliated chapter, you have at your disposal state and national resource to help with nonprofit governance and management, marketing assistance and guidance in best practices. The Arc also provides the structure for a strong network of organizations like yours to keep each other informed and in touch with solutions to our most critical issues.