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We are joining with the +Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s  National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) in recognizing January as National Birth Defects Prevention Month! The theme this year is “Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects: Make a PACT for Prevention.”
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Thank you for the wonderful show of support on #GivingTuesday!
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There is still time to make an impact. Give Now.

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This #GivingTuesday, promote inclusion for the nearly 1 million individuals with I/DD and their families across the nation!

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The Arc is calling on Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who now has the legal authority to take action, to promptly grant a conditional pardon so that Neli Latson can be transferred from the criminal justice system to the developmental disability system, where he will receive the services he needs. #FreeNeli
Stafford, VA – Today was another day in court for Neli Latson, a young man with autism who has spent a significant amount of time in solitary confinement. His case has become the symbol for dysfunction in our national justice system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD
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"This is a tragic situation that should never have happened.  The question now is, what can we as a community of advocates, state agencies, and individuals do to learn what went so terribly wrong for this young girl, and how can we all seek and act on ways to keep others safe and free from harm,” said John Dickerson, Executive Director of +The Arc of Indiana.
Indianapolis, IN – Fifteen years old and weighing less than 40 pounds.  Covered in feces and locked in a room, alone and for an unknown amount of time, by her grandfather.  The police reports released in Anderson, Indiana about the shocking abuse against a teenager with a disability raise signif
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For people with intellectual & developmental disabilities
Introduction
We are the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.

Our Google+ page is manned by David Kennedy and Kevin Wenzel.

The Arc is driven by opportunity.

The opportunity for hope, for growth, for change; the opportunity for everyone to become a valued, contributing member of their community.

We strengthen people with disabilities, their parents and family members, and dedicated professionals by connecting them across our national network of community based chapters. Our collective voice provides the opportunity for all of us to make a difference.

The Arc fosters respect and access for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, giving them the power to achieve a full and satisfying life.