What We Do

Public Policy & Advocacy

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Public Policy Priorities

Find out more about the core issues and solutions we are working toward. Read more

What We’re Tracking in the Texas Legislature

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Our Areas of Focus
Although federal and state-level legislation have opened up opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there’s more work to be done. As a statewide public policy and advocacy organization, The Arc of Texas and our allies work toward systemic changes in four primary areas.
Community Services and Supports

Texans with IDD can and do live full lives in their communities with the right services and supports.

Inclusive Education

Texans with IDD improve their chances at employment, independent living, and social engagement with access to equitable learning.

Competitive Integrated Employment

Texans with IDD are a valuable part of the workforce, and deserve high-quality opportunities and an equal wage.

Civil Rights and Criminal Justice

Texans with IDD should have equitable access to justice.