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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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Special Needs Planning & Trusts

March 23, 2024

by Jenny McInerney Nine years ago, I became a stepmom to two teenage girls – Katelyn and Erin. The previous year they had experienced the trauma of losing their mother to cancer. I stepped into the role of wife and full-time stepmom without any experience. At the time, Erin had a diagnosis of ADHD and

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Caregiver Staffing in Crisis

April 11, 2023

Families and Guardians, Group homes, supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, are struggling to hire staff. Providers are calling it a crisis, with funding from the state among the lowest in the country. The Arc of Alabma is seeing some of our local chapters starting to close group homes and certain services. Your individual

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