The issues

The Arc of King County is part of The Arc's national network and engages in policy development at the local, state and federal levels. Our work is guided by positions taken by The Arc nationally in the areas of quality of life, civil rights, life in the community, and systems change. You can explore The Arc's positions here.

Locally, we work with coalitions to amplify our work.

We work on early learning issues with the Early Learning Action Alliance, staffed by the Children's Alliance.

We work on housing issues with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. You can read about priority housing issues here.

We work with The Arc of Washington on civil rights, community access and inclusion, and health and human services issues. You can find resources and information here.

We are in the process of building a new K-12 coalition: Investing in Student Potential - Designing Systems to Give Every Learner What They Need, When They Need It.

Finally, we work with the King County Board for Developmental Disabilities, alongside other community groups, to draft state legislative recommendations. While these are not formally adopted by our board, they align with positions taken by The Arc and reflect the concerns we hear from our members and disability rights allies. You can read about the 2019 recommendations below.



2019 Priorities - King County Board for Developmental Disaiblities