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The Arc Mission

The Arc MontanaThe 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.

Join The Arc Montana

Take a seat at the table to influence public policy that benefits you and your family.
The Arc Montana works with you to advance public policy to protect and enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). We give up-to-date information on important issues and help you engage in advocacy.

– Do you need an advocate?

The Arc Montana provides direct advocacy for people with disabilities and their families. Working shoulder to shoulder with you and your family, The Arc Montana can help you navigate the system to find the services you need for your success and independence.

– Have you ever felt frustrated with the system and wondered how to make things better?

The Arc Montana makes parent engagement easy for you and your family. We believe the most important voice to effect positive change is the voice of experience ― your voice.

– Would you like to learn how to effectively advocate for yourself and your child?

You as a parent should lead the charge because you know what you and your family need to succeed. Policy makers need to hear from you because you have the direct experience with the issues. You are the expert.

Let’s talk about membership

What membership means

The Arc Montana is a member of the national movement advocating and supporting people with I/DD. We’d love it if you’d become a member of The Arc Montana to help build a strong voice for people with disabilities. Please consider joining today. Success is possible with you.
„     We believe that all people with I/DD have value and must be treated with dignity and respect.
„     We believe in self-determination and empowering people with the support they need to make informed decisions and choices.

Benefits of The Arc Montana membership

– Access to an advocate to help navigate the system
– Access to weekly legislative policy conference calls
– Free training on advocating for you and your family
– Access to The Arc Montana annual conference
– A one-year subscription to Apostrophe magazine

An AWARE Inc. commitment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.