We’ve been making a difference in our community by helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities assimilate within their community and gain acceptance and understanding. See for yourself!
How can you live an altruistic lifestyle when negativity is on your mind? Today we've got the answers as we share six tips to help train your brain to be more positive.
There are lots of worthy nonprofits out there who need financial support, so how can you pick just one? Today, we're here to help you learn how to choose the right charity for donating.
The last century has been increasingly positive for people with disabilities. in 1949, the average life expectancy for a person born with Down syndrome was 12. Today, it is 60. People with Down syndrome were systematically excluded from society, with very discernible consequences. Stigmatized, lacking appropriate medical care, shut out of schools, denied meaningful work, warehoused in dangerous and often abusive institutions tangibly damages one’s chances for a long, meaningful life.
Volunteering with elderly neighbors is an excellent way to get involved, support your community and find fulfillment. Check out these five benefits of volunteering with senior citizens.
Supplemental benefits for millions of recipients, many of whom are disabled, would be at risk under Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Such a powerful way to put a human face behind the struggle to keep Medicaid from slipping away.
If you want to celebrate this Independence Day with an altruistic twist, check out some of these ideas for how you can give back to your community near and far.
When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to other priorities. Luckily, today we thought of a couple ways to bring it back to the forefront of your life.
If you’re looking for a way to get in shape and get involved in the community, we’ve got you covered. Here are five reasons to run for a charity this summer.
How can we celebrate this day while remembering those among us in different situations? Today we’re going to talk about how to give Dad the gift of altruism this Father’s Day.
While every individual is unique and has their own preferences, there are some general guidelines to follow when interacting comfortably and respectfully with people with disabilities.
Today the Trump Administration released its first ten year budget proposal, and the numbers are devastating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. On top of the more than $800 billion in Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives, the Trump Administration is planning for $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid; $72.4 billion in cuts to Social Security’s disability programs; and hundreds of billions more in cuts to other effective federal programs that are vital to people with I/DD.
An idea floating around the Capitol deserves the full support of legislators and the governor: that savings from the upcoming closures of California’s three remaining developmental centers should be used to sustain developmental services, and not be swept into the state’s general fund.
Mickey Rowe discusses the ongoing fight for disability representation on stage.
One couple is fighting to break down legal barriers that threaten parents who have physical disabilities.
Storytelling is powerful, and it has enormous benefits in store for you and those around you. Today we're going to talk about how storytelling can impact your life.
Today can be an opportunity to plant the seed of altruism. If you want to make your May Day meaningful, check out these ideas for how to share the gift of altruism today.
Paying it forward is a way to spread goodness into the world. If you want to get involved this International Pay It Forward Day, check out these ways to pay it forward.
Whether it's a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you, but positively influences you as well. Here's six ideas to get started.
An article about volunteers from our Tailored Day Service program is featured on pages 2 and 3 of this newsletter, The Heritage Center on Travis Air Force Base!
Despite their age, children can have a powerful impact in the community, if only we encourage them to do so. Here are four reasons kids should start volunteering young.
A Republican proposal to overhaul the nation’s health care system and fundamentally alter Medicaid is off the table — at least for now — and that’s good news for people with disabilities, advocates say.
If you’re looking for cool ways to donate your gently used items, check out this list of things you can and should donate, and some unique ideas of where to give them.
Peter Berns, The Arc CEO, had the opportunity to share with Members of Congress what the impact of the American Health Care Act will be for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This bill is barreling through Congress – and too little attention is being paid to the dire consequences of the Medicaid cuts on the lives of people with disabilities.
The first ABLE programs have been launched in 18 states, as of March 1, 2017, and most of them welcome applicants from other states. Since ABLE accounts can be rolled over from one state to another, families throughout the U.S. can now begin exploring their options.