advocacy

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Need an Advocate?

Call The Arc of Ohio Today!

(614) 487-4720

What can a Family Advocate do?

  • Attend school 504, IEP, IEE meetings to support the parent and/or guardian in advocating for their individual
  • Offer advice such as accommodations or instruction modifications after reviewing educational plans
  • Speak with a parent/guardian, family support, or individual to discuss their situation and offer advice
  • Share valuable resources to aid in legal processes, housing, DSP supports, transportation, etc. for individuals with development and/or intellectual disabilities

The Arc of Ohio is the voice of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who work with them.

The Arc is a grassroots organization which advocates for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of individuals with developmental disabilities through legislative and social action, information and education,  local chapter supports and family involvement.

The Arc of Ohio links over 10,000 Ohioans to current public policy issues through The Arc’s E-list and mailings. These mailings provide individuals and families with a statewide network of support.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Arc of Ohio is to advocate for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter support and family involvement.

What We Do

Our values are based on the concept that all people, regardless of ability, have the right to be productive, interdependent members of their respective communities and the society at large. We recognize the fundamental role of families in making choices and decisions for their minor children. We also hold that people, who are adults, have the right to make their own choices concerning where and with whom they will live, and how they will spend their time, regardless of ability.