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  • A Legal Victory for Students with Disabilities February 19, 2018
    In 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 that the “IDEA demands more” and requires providing a level of instruction reasonably calculated to permit advancement through the general curriculum. Where that is … Continue reading →
  • Marking the FMLA Anniversary with a Call for Paid Leave February 19, 2018
    February 5th marked the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Arc has been excited to take this opportunity to celebrate what the FMLA means to people with disabilities and their families, and to highlight the … Continue reading →
  • Chapter Benefits Spotlight February 19, 2018
    A dynamic, diverse, and determined Board of Directors is an enormous asset to a chapter. From expectations for board members including fiduciary responsibilities to succession planning for Board leadership, The Arc’s Standards for Excellence offers high quality resources to help … Continue reading →
  • Disability Day of Mourning Vigils — March 1 February 19, 2018
    On March 1, the disability community will gather across the nation to remember people with disabilities murdered by their family members or caregivers. For the last six years, ASAN, ADAPT, Not Dead Yet, the National Council on Independent Living, the … Continue reading →
  • America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Report to the President 2017 February 19, 2018
    The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) has released their 2017 report on the DSP workforce crisis. The intended outcome of this Report is to ensure that the Administration is “fully aware of and understand the effects of … Continue reading →