Providing support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.



Arc chapters at the local, state and national level have used grassroots advocacy effectively to procure services for children and adults with IDD who were denied an education, the right to attend day care and preschools, the right to work and more. Six decades of accomplishments can be viewed
here.  But know this: our work is not done.

Need help getting started? The Arc of Texas Advocacy and You tool kit is a great place to start. The tool kit, a resource for individuals and families living with IDD, will help you put advocacy in action! Download a copy below.


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Texas Legislature Online (TLO) provides information on legislation, committees, house, and senate.


Who Represents Me provides information about current districts and members of the Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education.

Advocacy... to change "what is" to "what should be"