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Public Policy & Advocacy

Tour Across Texas, June – September 2024

Coming to a chapter near you!

We hit the road every other summer before the Texas Legislative Session starts to visit chapters of The Arc of Texas across the state. It’s a chance to visit with staff and volunteers of our local chapters, meet others in the disability community, learn about The Arc of Texas’ public policy pillars, and get advocacy tips to help influence public policies affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). If you plan to attend, please RSVP for the event scheduled nearest you.


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Public Policy & Advocacy

Have a Heart for The Arc Day, Feb. 14

Participate in Your Area

This annual statewide advocacy event is a fun opportunity to highlight the issues facing Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. Using our talking points and printable policy priorities, tell your state legislators and/or candidates running in your district to “Have a Heart for The Arc” to protect the human rights of their constituents with IDD!


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Public Policy & Advocacy

Texas 87th Legislative Session Lessons, Opportunities + Connections

Past Event

The Arc of Texas and Easterseals Central Texas held a four-week virtual series in July 2021 about grassroots advocacy using real examples from the 87th Texas Legislative Session.

Watch Past Sessions