Including and supporting people who have disabilities

The Arc Minnesota promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People with disabilities and their families trust The Arc for information, assistance, education, and public policy leadership.

Supporting families across Minnesota

The Arc Minnesota and affiliated chapters provide consistent and essential services to people with disabilities and their families. The Arc Minnesota’s services throughout the state include access to real-time assistance and information, online and in-person training events, and a statewide public policy platform involving people at a grassroots level.

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22%

of calls to The Arc Minnesota are questions about navigating funding and government services such as Social Security.

16K

individuals were supported in 2018 through programs and services offered by The Arc.

90%

of survey respondents agreed that The Arc helped them advocate for themselves or their loved one and said they would contact us again for support.

Latest News and Events

Ask An Advocate Q&A |
Ask An Advocate: Self-Advocacy Groups at The Arc Minnesota

Q: I keep hearing about the Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee (SAAC), but I’m not sure what that committee is. Can you

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Ask An Advocate Q&A |
Ask an Advocate: Calling your county

Q: I have a question about an application I submitted to the county, and I can’t get ahold of anyone

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Stories |
How $500 Changed Ben’s Life

The Minnesota Microgrant Partnership offers grants to people with disabilities, asking them “How could $500 change your life?” In the

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"For my brother Ron and other people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, needs can change in an instant."

Stories from the Arc

"For more than 50 years, The Arc has been there for my brother and my family."

When the future feels uncertain and we’re unsure what our next steps will be, it’s comforting to know that The Arc’s caring and informed Advocates are a phone call away.

Get connected and work to promote inclusivity

Through The Arc, you can:

  • Meet others who are speaking up for themselves and what’s important to them
  • Advocate for public policy changes in Minnesota and the U.S.
  • Learn more about issues that are important to you and your family