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The Arc of Colorado 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.

The Arc Chapters

There are 15 chapters of The Arc in Colorado including the state chapter and 14 local chapters serving designated geographic areas. Local chapters provide individual advocacy services for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities who live in their service areas. Learn More >>

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Help the The Arc of Colorado as we build a larger, stronger movement of people with disabilities, parents, siblings, and allies that are fighting for positive policy changes at the Colorado Legislature. You can follow our action at the Capitol by subscribing to receive our action alerts, upcoming events and more. Learn More >>

Get Involved

New perspectives and new voices help us to ensure that our efforts are at the cutting-edge of policy today. There are many ways to get involved such as fighting for policy changes at the Colorado Capitol by joining our Action Network, becoming a member of a local chapter, donating or volunteering.  Learn More >>


Want to know more about HB19-1194?

Young children with disabilities are disproportionately affected by suspensions and expulsions. We’re working to help fix that. Read The Colorado Sun article >>

Colorado lawmakers consider banning cash bail for petty offenses

Bail reform is at the intersection between poverty, criminal justice, and disability. Learn more about efforts to support bail bond reform for petty crimes through HB19-1225! Read The Denver Post article >>

The Arc of Colorado, arc Thrift, and The University of Denver publish a joint economic impact study.

The study aims to assess the economic impact of arc Thrift stores and the Arc of Colorado for Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. You can read the study and a brief article about it on our news and events page .

Independence and Decision-Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Independence and Decision-Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites infographic - 83% decide what their daily schedule will consist of on a regular basis, 87% decide how to use their spending money, 30% chose who their roomates would be or chose to live alone, 86% chose or had some help choosing where they work, 25% participate in self-advocacy meetings

Everyone should achieve their full potential

The Arc of Colorado provides system advocacy, public awareness, community education, and support for self-advocacy organizations across the state for persons with I/DD and their families. Each of the 14 local Arc chapters, provide unique services based on the needs of their community.

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