COVID-19: Federal Policy Update on April 8, 2020

While the 2nd Coronavirus stimulus package (Families First Coronavirus Response Act – FFCRA) and the 3rd $2 trillion stimulus package (CARES Act) passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump offers some real benefits to people with disabilities during the COVID-19 epidemic, there are several ways the legislative acts falls short in addressing the needs of the disability community – for instance leaving out paid leave for many family caregivers of people with disabilities and opens up potential harm to the rights of students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Continue reading

The Arc’s COVID-19 Updates | March 26, 2020: We Are In This Together

It’s been a few days since our last update. Much has happened. As you read the short bullets below, know that on our recently launched COVID-19 Updates Center we’ll be posting links or certain files for you to dig deeper. To all families, individuals with disabilities living independently, our chapters, and fellow helping agencies, public and private across the state: hang in there. Continue reading