Resources for Elected Officials
The Arc of Texas can connect you with your constituents with IDD and their families for information, stories, and legislative testimony. Together, we can identify what they need and provide you with the best resources and expertise for solutions that work.
Achievable Legislative Solutions
The Arc of Texas works with Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families to identify barriers to and solutions for inclusive education, competitive integrated employment, quality community-based services and supports, and access to civil rights and justice. As a statewide membership organization, we know that Texans with IDD and their families are the best source for achievable solutions.

Enhance Quality of Life for all Texans With IDD

When Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) receive the individualized supports and services they need, they’re able to make their own decisions about how and where they want to live and the career they want to have.

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  • Need more information about the interest list, waiver slots, and research-backed community solutions?
  • Looking for constituents who have benefited from the work of direct support professionals?
  • Wondering what person-centered planning is and why it’s important for the disability community?
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Ensure Civil Rights & Justice for all Texans With IDD

When Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have equitable access to justice and services within the community, they are less likely to become victims of abuse and crime and more likely to civically participate in their community.

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  • Wondering what supported decision making agreements are and why they’re important?
  • Need more information on the current identification process?
  • Curious what we mean by “access, accommodations, and support”?
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Ensure Inclusive Education for all Texans With IDD

Inclusive education policies, starting with early childcare settings and continuing through postsecondary education, are necessary to assist Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in reaching their full potential.

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  • Wondering how students and parents are experiencing special education services in Texas today?
  • Looking for parents who have students who typically receive special education services and have been impacted by COVID-19?
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Ensure Competitive Integrated Employment for all Texans With IDD

Advance policies that improve competitive, integrated employment options for Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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  • Looking for constituents who have successfully transitioned to meaningful employment?
  • Wondering why students receiving special education services are unaware of their postsecondary or employment options?
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