The Arc Rhode Island
& Rhode Island Advocacy for Children
Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The Arc Rhode Island leads state-level public policy activities as well as provides training, public awareness and education, and grassroots advocacy building to protect the rights of Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
The Arc has tapped Joanna Scocchi, founder of Rhode Island Advocacy for Children, as the Director of The Arc Rhode Island Family Advocacy Network. The Arc Rhode Island Family Advocacy Network FAN joins a network of more than 620 state and local chapters that provide direct support services and advocate for the rights of people with I/DD around the country.
- Our merger with Rhode Island Advocacy for Children expanded our special education advocacy support services
- Our new Circles of Connections program helps combat social isolation, build interest-based support networks and nurture advocacy skills
- Our Rhode Island Facilitators Monthly Forum: a Community of Practice to increase knowledge, share innovative ideas, and coordinate advocacy efforts