We are thrilled to announce the selection of Elizabeth Moran as our new Executive Director. She will officially begin her new role as Executive Director on November 28, 2022. The selection was made after an extensive national and local search and selection process.

Elizabeth comes to The Arc of Colorado with an extensive background in working in disability rights across the lifespan, including her most recent work as Chief Counsel at the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging, where she provided substantive support and expertise to the Commission specifically in the areas of guardianship, supported decision-making, capacity issues and abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Please join me in welcoming Elizabeth into this exciting new chapter in The Arc of Colorado’s history. We are incredibly excited for Elizabeth to join the Arc family and lead us into our 66th year as a chapter.

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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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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.