Plan on joining us for The Arc’s National Convention! This year it will be an international event you will not want to miss. Also, our very own Nancy Webster will be slated to be the next President of The Arc of the United States! Here is Nancy and Tony at The Arc Illinois Convention.

We have stipends available for individuals with a developmental disability or family member, just click on to this link to access that application form for CONSUMER STIPENDS .


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Rooms Filling Fast – Are You Registered Yet?
We have received word from the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. that the block of rooms we have reserved as at special discounted rates for attendees of the The Arc’s National Convention & International Forumin October are filling up fast.We don’t want you to be left out in the cold (or have to find another hotel at a higher rate!), so please make your reservations now and register to attend the event October 25-28. Check out some of the great sessions we have for you this year.

For those of you who live near the D.C. Metro area, we invite you to participate in this year’s incredible event. Next year, The Arc’s National Convention will be held in Seattle which may be too far to travel for some, so we hope you will take advantage of the fact that this year’s biggest and best gathering of the intellectual and developmental community is happening right in your backyard! Even if you can’t attend the entire event, consider one of these great reasons to stop by:

  1. Lower priced one-day registrations are available for any day of the event
  2. Discounted registrations are available for self-advocates, personal care attendants and members of The Arc at the local, state or national level
  3. Anyone can attend one of our ticketed special events even if they are not registered for the entire conference (order your tickets online).
  4. Leadership and Self-Advocate pre-conferences on Thursday
  5. Red Hot on the Red Carpet! Thursday night opening event and film festival featuring films by and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  6. Research Luncheon with special guest Eric Rosenthal of Disability Rights International
  7. Closing “DC Swing” Dance Celebration with the National Hand Dancing Club
  8. Meet our international guests from 20+ countries as we partner with Inclusion International for a global perspective on living and being included in the community
  9. Shop Entrepreneur Alley and The Market and patronize micro-businesses run by people with I/DD selling great merchandise everyone can enjoy.
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