Anthony Nash Says #HandsOff During August Recess!

#HandsOff is a series on The Arc Blog where individuals and families across The Arc’s network share their stories about how some of today’s key policy issues impact their day to day lives. During August Recess, members of Congress return to their home states to meet with their constituents. It’s the perfect time for advocates […]

The Arc Opposes Appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

Today, The Arc came out in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the United States Supreme Court. This opposition is based on Judge Kavanaugh’s record on cases relating to disability and civil rights. Of particular concern are his decisions on cases involving self-determination of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), education, employment, and […]

Back to School Tips for Families of Students with Disabilities

The start of a new school year can bring both excitement and anxiety for students and parents, especially for families of students receiving special education supports. Students with disabilities who struggle with change may need extra help making the transition to a new school or teacher. To help families start the new school year off […]

The Arc Condemns Plan to Fund Paid Leave by Putting Retirement Security at Risk

Today, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation to provide new parents with a partially-paid leave benefit, funded by cutting their future Social Security retirement benefits. Representative Ann Wagner (R-MO) has indicated that she plans to introduce similar legislation in September. “While we appreciate Senator Rubio and Representative Wagner turning their attention to paid leave, this […]

The Arc Responds to the Trump Administration’s Final Rule on Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services released the final “short-term plan” rule. These “short-term plans” can provide hollow coverage with hidden gaps for those who sign up. Expanding short-term plans will raise premiums and reduce plan choices for individuals and employers in the regular insurance market. The proposal expands availability of a group […]