We are in the midst of a global health pandemic that is wreaking havoc on all of our lives and has been particularly devastating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. While we battle COVID-19, we must also plan for the future and the challenges ahead. In the wake of this health emergency and economic crisis, we need to organize and advocate more than ever before. The human rights of people with IDD and the supports and services they need to both live in and be valued members of their communities are at stake.
Attend this Town Hall to learn about The Arc’s response to the pandemic, the progress we’ve made, and the threats that remain. We will also unveil the new Strategic Framework for the Future of The Arc¸ a dynamic plan to build a more powerful, nationwide disability community movement. Come to listen and learn, ask questions, and share your thoughts and advice!
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Fred Misilo, Board President
Panel Discussion: The Arc’s Response to COVID-19
Moderator: Peter Berns, Chief Executive Officer
Panelists: Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director, Public Policy
Shira Wakschlag, Director, Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel
Claire Manning, Director, Advocacy & Mobilization
The new Strategic Framework for the Future of The Arc
Presenters: Fred Misilo and Peter Berns
Open Forum: Questions & answers and participant comments