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Arc of the US

AKA The Arc

Washington, DC

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Arc of the US

Also Known As:
The Arc
Physical Address:
Washington, DC 20006 
EIN:
13-5642032
Web URL:
www.thearc.org
Blog URL:
blog.thearc.org
Leadership:
Peter V. Berns
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $12,073,390
Expenses
Total Expenses $6,868,692

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Basic Organization Information

Arc of the US

Also Known As:
The Arc
Physical Address:
Washington, DC 20006 
EIN:
13-5642032
Web URL:
www.thearc.org 
Blog URL:
blog.thearc.org 
NTEE Category:
P Human Services 
P20 Human Service Organizations 
W Public, Society Benefit 
W05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis 
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy 
R23 Disabled Persons' Rights 
Ruling Year:
2007 

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Mission Statement

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

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Program: General Programs

Budget:
$2,734,506
Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Program Description:

Services to the Affiliates The Arc of the United States provided technical assistance, training, information and advice to board members and staff of more than 770 state and local chapters of The Arc. Board and staff leaders of state and local chapters are provided with information about public policy developments, Medicaid program information, best practices in human delivery, nonprofit governance and management and other information that enable them to build more effective, sustainable nonprofits and better serve individuals with disabilities and their families. Assistance is also provided to leaders of the state chapters through frequent conference calls with national staff allowing for peer learning and exchange of best practices. Technical assistance is also provided to board members and staff of state and local chapters, and to individuals, via email, telephone and on-site visits. A number of training opportunities were provided, including a national conference, summer leadership institute and winter government affairs training.   Direct Assistance and Services   The Arc provides direct assistance to individuals with disabilities, their families and members of the public.  Assistance is provided via telephone and email, as well as through a quarterly magazine, Insight, which is sent to approximately 120,000 people throughout the United States which contains information to help individuals with disabilities and their families achieve a better quality of life.  Thousands of written, phone and e-mail inquiries were received seeking information and resources on a variety of topics related to intellectual disabilities.  Information was needed by many families on: aging and disabilities, future planning, housing and residential facilities, rare disorders, education issues, fetal alcohol syndrome, and legal and criminal justice issues.  A website, www.thedesk.info, provides information about the Medicaid program for people with cognitive disabilities.   Public Health Education   The Arc educated and informed elected and appointed government officials, the media, opinion leaders and the general public about the status of people with disabilities and their families.  The Annual Governmental Affairs Seminar educated stakeholders on issues affecting people with disabilities and their families, including Medicaid, health care, housing, labor issues, social security and other issues of concern.  The Arc continued to provide information and training to individuals, chapters of The Arc, agencies and the general public regarding issues related to people with intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims and witnesses.

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Expert Assessment

The Arc has, since 1950, advocated for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The Arc provides national, state and local advocacy support for people with disabilities. They have not only changed the way the public views people with intellectual disabilities, but they have also helped promote the passage of disability legislation. They focus on quality of life, advocacy, criminal justice, human & civil rights, and self-advocacy. Their work has given people with disabilities the opportunity to become more socially connected, better educated and more successfully employed. Read More »

Expert Reviews and Comments

2013 Philanthropedia Top Nonprofit

This organization is a 2013 Philanthropedia top nonprofit, recommended by experts as having high impact.

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Evidence of Impact

Arc of the US (The Arc) is a true leader in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their advocacy and training programs not only provide resource for affected families, but also promote greater awareness among the general public.

Increasing Awareness
The Arc is a leader in advocacy and public in the field of intellectual and development disabilities. Other
Numerous Arcs throughout country are providing day programs for people with intellectual and development disability. Researcher and Faculty
The organization has good lobbying, great awareness building, and tremendous resource for families. Foundation Professional
Their leadership on national legislative issues and the Autism NOW website create significant impact. Researcher and Faculty
Policy Wins
The Arc is one of the best organizations that represents people with developmental disabilities. They are a major player in advocacy issues including impacting legislation that impacts people with developmental disabilities. This year in IL they were instrumental in getting Employment First legislation passed which will require IL to be more strategic about hiring people with disabilities in State departments. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

Some experts see Arc of the US’s strength in its well planned marketing to disseminate important information among the general public about the needs and ways to help disabled individuals. The Arc’s programming is recognized as a rich resource for parents and families.

Mobilizing Parents and Public
The organization is good at mobilizing parents and starting to engage adult siblings as well. I give them high scores for public policy/advocacy. Other
They have good reputation for good programs. The Arc provides activities, settings appreciated by and supportive of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Researcher and Faculty
The Arc is the voice for people with intellectual disabilities. Their public policy team is outstanding. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Strong Marketing
Their strength is marketing. They provide support for state affiliates. Researcher and Faculty

Areas for Improvement

The Arc would benefit from a stronger grassroots organizing involving a broader sphere of activists.

Needs Stronger Grassroots Movement
It needs to build up its grassroots base and attract younger parents. Other
They need more community-based (rather than facility-based) activities and programs. Researcher and Faculty

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