You play an important part in bringing to light the issues important to people with an intellectual or developmental disability. As the nation’s leading advocate for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), The Arc wants to work with you to help the public better understand I/DD. We are the leading expert resource for the media, business and government about people with I/DD, including their real abilities, their needs, and the barrier and obstacles they face in their quest to be fully included in society.
Some of the tools we provide to the media include:
· A Guide to People First Language
· Public Policy
· Position Statements on Critical Issues
· The Arc Alliance Press Kit
You can use this site or contact representatives of The Arc Alliance to get more information about what it means to live with an intellectual or developmental disability, specific diagnoses, the challenges people with I/DD face, the roles played by their family members, caregivers, and community members, our advocacy and public policy work, and the services we provide. We can help you connect with experts in the field and give you necessary information about all aspects of I/DD.