The Arc of Alabama

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The Arc of Alabama, Inc. is a volunteer-based membership organization made up of individuals with intellectual (such as mental retardation, an old and outdated term seldom used anymore), developmental and other disabilities, their families, friends, interested citizens, and professionals in the disability field. The Arc also advocates for people with other disabilities who need similar supports and services in order to be as productive and independent as possible. Since 1957, The Arc of Alabama, Inc. has represented the interests of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families on local, state and national issues. The Arc of Alabama is affiliated with Community Health Charities of Alabama and with The Arc of the United States, the largest organization in the United States devoted solely to working on behalf of this constituency. For over 60 years, state and local chapters of The Arc have worked throughout the nation to ensure that their constituents have the supports and services they need, are accepted in their communities, have a voice in policies that affect them, and have control of their own lives.

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