ADVOCACY AND PLANNING
Advocacy: The Arc’s role as an advocate is a private agreement to provide assistance on a short– or long-term basis. This could involve advocacy for specific situations when a knowledgeable and non-conflicted third-party is needed to ensure the rights, safety and/or well-being of an individual.
Planning: A recurring difficulty for many families is understanding the vast array of services and resources available. The Arc offers navigation services to assist individuals to apply for benefits, connecting them with providers, and provide general education on important issues.
Education: The Arc is available to lead discussions and training on a wide range of topics pertaining to the rights of, and services available to, persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities.