What is IDD?

Intellectual and developmental disabilities defined

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Speaking out for Texans with IDD

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Empowering Texans With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
We train and support Texans with IDD and their families to identify barriers, create solutions, and advocate for their rights at the Texas Capitol and beyond.
Equity in Education

Leading the premier inclusive education conference in the state.

Leadership Building

Inspiring and training Texas agency and organization leaders in the IDD field.

Access to Justice

Educating law enforcement and related entities on identifying and working with citizens with IDD.

Criminal Justice Reform

Holding Texas accountable for its cruel and unusual punishment of capital defendants with IDD.

Access and Equity in Employment

Providing a road map to success for Texans with IDD who want to work.

Community Inclusion

Supporting Texans with IDD who want to make their own decisions and live in their community.

Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

It's been 30 years since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. Hear from members of The Arc of Texas about how the ADA has shaped where we are today and what their hopes are for the future.

Established in 1997, The Arc of Texas Master Pooled Trust remains the first and only Texas-based Special Needs Trust designed to improve the quality of life for all individuals with disabilities while providing resources for their ongoing supplemental needs.
Affordable & Accessible

Low fees for establishing and maintaining a sub-account compared to a traditional bank trust.

Value for the Individual

Use your trust funds without jeopardizing your means-tested government benefits, like SSI or Medicaid.

Safe & Secure

Simple and prompt disbursement procedures so beneficiaries and their families can use the funds to meet the beneficiary's needs.

Value for Families

Protect and administer inherited money in a professional, caring, and cost-effective manner.

Become an Ally of The Arc of Texas

Your donations help us:

  • Protect and enforce the civil rights of Texans with IDD
  • Promote the expectation that Texans with IDD are valued members of the workforce
  • Ensure all Texas students with IDD have access to high-quality inclusive education
  • Focus on making meaningful change to enhance the lives of all Texans with IDD.
and so much more!

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