The Arc of High Point has been advocating with and for people with developmental disabilities for over sixty years. Advocacy can take many forms. It can be as simple as one parent helping another find a dentist or as complex as influencing legislation through a massive grass-roots letter-writing campaign.
Advocacy is what The Arc does best. The Arc provides support to people with disabilities and their families. The advocacy varies but usually includes assistance in:
Volunteers and staff from The Arc work to inform the community about disabilities. They often sit on numerous committees, working groups, planning boards, and advisory councils. By sitting on the various committees and boards, The Arc perspective is brought to the table so that people with developmental disabilities will be represented when and where decisions are being made.
The Arc strongly advocates for policies, state and federal legislation that is consistent with the Core Values of The Arc.
Do you need advocacy support beyond our group training and workshops? Please contact us to set an appointment.