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Since 1950, The Arc has played a key role in establishing federal disability rights laws, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Arc has also, throughout its history, fought tooth and nail to establish, expand, and maintain critical federal programs such as Medicaid, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and the Affordable Care Act. These laws and programs make community living possible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Stay connected to Colorado and Federal legislation efforts by visiting the following websites. There you can subscribe to the latest news and initiatives. You can also get involved with your Legislative Representatives and have your voice heard.

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