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


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

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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