Advocacy

Promoting and protecting the civil rights of the estimated 27,000 Delawareans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is what drives The Arc of Delaware. By providing a voice at the state and local legislative levels, we champion the policies, services and funding needed to secure civil rights in housing, employment, health care, education, criminal justice, accessibility and more. We work closely with community leaders and influencers, the media and other agencies to foster respect, raise awareness and remove attitudinal barriers to full community inclusion and acceptance of people with I/DD.

The Arc of Delaware’s 2015 Top Legislative Priorities: Find out what The Arc of Delaware hopes to see accomplished in the legislature this year.

Delaware Family Support Coalition’s Legislative Advocacy Flyer (2014): Information about family supports and how a waiver can help in Delaware.

The Arc of the United States works to advance federal public policy in the interest of protecting and enhancing the vital programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They have established the Disability Policy Collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy to focus on legislative, regulatory and legal issues at a federal level.

LEGISLATIVE ACTION CENTER: To find out more about your federal, state and local elected officials, including how to contact them, go to The Arc of the U.S. Legislative Action Center and enter your zip code.

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