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!
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.