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The Arc of Texas has the expertise you need to accurately and inclusively report on issues related to intellectual and developmental disabilities.

As a statewide advocacy organization, The Arc of Texas is your best resource for information related to intellectual and developmental disabilities, from legislative advocacy to solutions that effect systemic change.

The Arc of Texas has expertise in

  • Community supports and services, including home and community-based services, institutional bias, Texas waivers and waitlist, and more.
  • Inclusive education, including access to the general education curriculum in age-appropriate inclusive settings and post-secondary education.
  • Civil rights and criminal justice, including working with criminal justice professionals to better serve people with IDD, and advancing the protection, enforcement, and awareness of the civil, legal, and service rights of Texans with IDD.
  • Competitive, integrated employment, including fair wages and reducing barriers to employment access for people with disabilities.

Please send media inquiries to media@thearcoftexas.org.

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