We are searching for our next CEO!

We are searching for a new Chief Executive Officer to take a long-term view and lead us in our work of advancing opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   The Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the Board of Directors and will provide overall vision, leadership, strategic direction and be a communication conduit […]

Thank You to Tapemark Charity Pro-Am and the Klas & Cody Families!

In 1972, Bob Klas Sr. and Pat Cody Sr. started the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament. This three-day tournament brings professional and amateur golfers together to raise money for nonprofits that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. With the guidance of the Klas and Cody families and Tapemark Corporation, along with the […]

Today Marks the Beginning of National Disability Voter Registration Week!

Today marks the beginning of National Disability Voter Registration Week! It’s critically important that members of the disability community feel educated and empowered to vote in the upcoming elections, and the first thing to do is register! https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voti…/register-to-vote                     For more voter resources, check out our new […]

Help Shape Our 2019 Legislative Agenda!

Input from public policy advocates, members of The Arc, and Minnesotans with intellectual and developmental disabilities is crucial each year in creating our legislative agenda and deciding where to focus our public policy advocacy efforts at the State Capitol.   We also depend on this feedback to determine the best ways to communicate and disseminate policy […]

Ask an Advocate: Bullying at School

Q: I have an 11 year old son who has a diagnosis of Autism. He is being bullied by other students in school and unfortunately it doesn’t seem like the school is willing to do much about it. What can I do? A: Unfortunately, children with disabilities are at higher risks of being bullied. Addressing […]

Ask an Advocate: Additional Services from School

Question:  My son is 11 and has Down Syndrome. He gets special education services from our local school. I am wondering if there are any other services that may be available to him and our family?    Answer:  Our Arc guides are a good a place to begin to learn about services and supports. They […]

Ask an Advocate: What Does Person-Centered Mean?

To be person centered is to put everything that makes a person who they are first, rather than looking at their disability first. All people have relationships, hopes, dreams, strengths, fears, things that work for them, and things that don’t work—and this is what makes them who they are! Person centered thinking supports people in […]