Position Statements

  • Address critical issues affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families
  • Advance public policy and raise public awareness of The Arc’s views
  • Address issues affecting Minnesota

The Arc’s position statements address critical issues related to human and civil rights, treatment, and services and programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Position statements are used to advance The Arc’s public policy goals, as well as inform our members, chapters, stakeholders and the general public on what The Arc stands for and the current organizational view on key issues affecting people with I/DD and their families. The Arc of the U.S. has more than 30 position statements on rights, life in the community, quality of life, and systems. These are also the positions that The Arc Minnesota and local chapters use in their public policy and public awareness efforts. The full list of those statements is on The Arc of the U.S. website.