Our Position Papers


The Arc of Missouri believes that "employment is a critical component of community living for most adults, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Work is not only a means to economic self-sufficiency, it also is an important way for individuals to contribute to their communities, build a network of social relationships, and create opportunities for lifelong learning".-Sharon Lewis, Department of Health and Human Services. Read more...




The Arc of Missouri supports and encourages independent living opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "Neighborhoods and communities are enriched when everyone participates to the fullest extent possible, including people with developmental disabilities" (Hope House). Read more...


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