Advocacy

Advocacy has always been the core of The Arc's mission.  We've worked for over 65 years to make the world a better place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  But there is much yet to be done.  Click the links below to learn how The Arc of Spokane is working to improve the lives of people with I/DD today.  Then get involved!

Legislative Advocacy

Community Advocacy

 

PROGRAM-BASED ADVOCACY
The programs listed below are an important part of The Arc of Spokane's advocacy effort. Click the links to learn more about each.

Access 4 All - Celebrates and encourages accessible and disability-friendly places, services, and events across Spokane County.

Individual Advocacy - Helps adults with I/DD overcome the challenges they face living in the community.

Partnership 4 Safety - Works to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation of people with I/DD through Healthy Relationships education.

Partnership 4 Safety COTE - Provides sexual abuse awareness training to caregivers, and helps local police agencies interact effectively with people with I/DD   

Spokane County Parent Coalition - Informs individuals and families about legislation that may affect people with I/DD and encourages participation in the legislative process.


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