Public Policy

Public policy advocacy is central to The Arc Minnesota’s mission. We support individuals with disabilities, their parents, family members, and allies in gaining knowledge about issues of importance to them and engaging their elected officials in the policymaking process.

Position Statements

Click the links below to review our position statements on the following: 

Role of Government in Disability Policies


Stakeholder Involvement in Service System Redesign

Quality Assurance in Minnesota

Payment of Parents and Relatives of Children and Adults

Government as a Direct Service Provider

Provision of Twenty-Four Hour Services

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning, and Doing

Alternative Daytime Opportunities


Income and Assets Limitations

Parental Fees in Minnesota

Direct Support Professional Workforce Shortage

Self-Directed Services

Remembering with Dignity

The Arc of the U.S. Position Statements


We work with staff and volunteers from regional offices throughout Minnesota and with The Arc of the United States to help ensure that the issues and interests of people with disabilities, their families, and staff are heard and represented within the Minnesota State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.


In addition to nonpartisan public policy, we work to promote and protect the human rights of people with disabilities through systems advocacy, training and education, and community engagement.


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