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Opening The Door People First Chapters

The following presentation was given by Steve Scarton, Arc Self-Advocacy Program Coordinator, and Adam Shand, Advisor, Arc Self-Advocacy Programs, during the 2014 National Arc Convention in Bellevue, Washington. They co-presented with two individuals from New York....

The Right to Learn and Yearn for a Better Future

A 10-minute documentary put together by Ashlea Castleberry, an eighth grade student at Albuquerque Christian School, about Public Law 94-142. The Law was a turning point in history that marked important shifts in how society views, educates, and treats people with...

Grant Helps Identify Needs of New Mexicans with Down Syndrome

In 2011 The Arc of New Mexico received a grant from The Arc of the United States in Washington, D.C. to conduct a national search for best practices in the care, education and support of individuals with Down syndrome and conduct a needs assessment for individuals...

The Debate on Deviated Wages Continues

Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director Michigan Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc There is a nationwide debate as to whether or not employers should be allowed to continue to pay a deviated (reduced) wage to people who produce at a rate below the average. Let me...

The Arc of NM Position Statement on the Jackson Lawsuit

The Arc’s Position Statement Jackson et al. vs. Fort Stanton et al. (Compiled by Sally Faubion, Director, The Arc Guardianship Program) Approved by The Arc of New Mexico Board of Directors - February 2011 The Arc of New Mexico has been participating as an Intervenor...

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