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Public Policy Agenda

The Arc of Indiana Public Policy Agenda

The Arc of Indiana’s Governmental Affairs Committee develops our public policy agenda to guide The Arc’s efforts to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families.

Our guiding principles direct our public policy efforts:

The Arc of Indiana is committed to all people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, as well as their families, and will work to develop public policy which will assist them in realizing their goals of learning, living, working and playing in the community.

The Arc of Indiana is committed to reducing the incidence of intellectual and other developmental disabilities. We will work to increase public awareness of the importance of strong prenatal care and the dangers created by lead, alcohol and drugs, including tobacco products.

The Arc of Indiana is committed to self advocates – people who have an intellectual or other developmental disability who advocate for themselves – and will work to ensure they receive the respect, support and access to healthcare and wellness programs to which all people are entitled.

The Arc of Indiana is committed to communities and to our local chapters of The Arc and will work to develop programs and public policy which will help support them in their mission of building communities with people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

The Arc of Indiana 2016  Public Policy Agenda

The Arc of Indiana 2016  Public Policy Agenda Executive Summary

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