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


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


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

News |
The Arc Minnesota Discontinues Housing Stabilization Services

St. Paul, MN – July 10, 2024 – The Arc Minnesota has decided to stop providing Housing Stabilization Services (HSS)

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Disability Rights |
Celebrating Disability Pride Month in July

  July is Disability Pride Month! This is a special time to celebrate the successes, history, and diversity of people

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Letters from the CEO |
The Arc Minnesota Appoints Jessica Thompson as Interim CEO

St. Paul, MN – June 28, 2024 – The Arc Minnesota, a leading organization in advocating for the human rights

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The Barnes family – Melanie, Chris and Noah

The Arc Gala 2024

A letter from our Gala Chairs

We have been supporters of The Arc Minnesota for many years. We would have never imagined just how important The Arc Minnesota would become to us. We received a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome in March, 2022, for our son, Noah.”

With Noah’s diagnosis came a lot of questions both about his health and development and for his future. We have found answers in The Arc Minnesota; security, assurance and celebration of the amazing things that our future and Noah’s future will hold.

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