Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the forced immigrant family separations that are occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border. “The Arc stands with the immigrant community and the many organizations and individuals that have come out in opposition to this abhorrent practice,” said Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc. “The notion of uniformed, federal border protection agents forcibly separating parents from their children is outrageous. Family separations are extremely traumatizing and damaging to children, and none are more affected than children with disabilities, who rely on their loved ones for care, security, and support.” A photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows the interior of a CBP facility in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday 6/17/18.
Classes are open for enrollment to learners ages 14-24. Our Healthy Relationships Program focuses on developing interpersonal skills in a fun, active, learning environment. Lessons include: personal boundaries, appropriate public and private behavior, learning more about our bodies and sexuality, and recognizing when a relationship may be unhealthy. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about all the different kinds of relationships in their lives.
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More than 40 percent of the homeless population are people with disabilities. Increasingly, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are navigating crises brought by lack of affordable housing and the limited financial resources of a fixed income. Joel's journey highlights many of the challenges people with I/DD must face to access stable housing.
The Arc of King County's Board Trustee, Becky Bisbee wrote a letter to the editor at the Seattle Times about the insufficient funding for special education. Read her letter here.
Become a member of The Arc of King County before this legislative session starts!! Your voice counts and we want to be able to best represent you in Olympia this year. Membership allows us to increase our voting power on state and national issues for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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