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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 >>

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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 >>

News

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. Learn More >>

2019 Achieve with Us Colorado Film Festival

The Arc of Colorado and the local Arc Chapters are celebrating National Developmental Disability Awareness Month (March 2019) with our eighth annual Achieve with us Colorado Film Festival. The festival showcases films that give the community a glimpse into the lives of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Learn More >>

Third try: Will this be the year Colorado gets a law limiting suspensions and expulsions of young children?

A coalition of advocates who favor early childhood discipline reform are gearing up to push for state legislation to curb suspensions and expulsions of preschoolers and children in early elementary school. Read More at Chalkbeat >>

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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