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Moving Past COVID-19 and Into the Future
Dear friend,

We are in the midst of a global health pandemic that is wreaking havoc on all of our lives and has been particularly devastating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. While we battle COVID-19, we must also plan for the future and the challenges ahead. In the wake of this health emergency and economic crisis, we need to organize and advocate more than ever before. 

On Wednesday, October 7, we will be hosting a Town Hall discussion specifically for self-advocates, family members, caregivers, and service providers. Our Board President, Fred Misilo, a panel of experts, and I will discuss The Arc’s response to the pandemic, the progress we’ve made, and the threats that remain. We will also unveil the new Strategic Framework for the Future of The Arc¸ a dynamic plan to build a more powerful, nationwide disability community movement. Come to listen and learn, ask questions, and share your thoughts and advice!
Now more than ever, The Arc must do its part to strategically build the disability rights movement into a more diverse and powerful force for change.

I hope you will join us in this endeavor, starting with our town hall to answer your questions and dive headfirst into the future of The Arc. 

Peter Berns, CEO, The Arc
For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
The Arc 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.