Society often discriminates against people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), inhibiting access to basic human rights. The Arc PPR’s Building for Change Inclusive Campus will help those with disabilities to achieve their vision through personal development, life skills training, and expanded advocacy efforts, while involving the community in improving the culture for those with I/DD.
Because of societal discrimination, people with disabilities are vulnerable and will likely face poverty, abuse, loneliness, homelessness and more in their lifetimes. Without access to advocacy, supports and skills training, these individuals fail to integrate into their communities and achieve goals. The Arc PPR receives no federal funding, while most of The Arc PPR’s program funding comes from Arc Thrift Stores.
In-kind building donations (appliances, hardware, furniture); volunteers (fundraising, administrative, special event); Board Members; continued shopping and donations at Arc Thrift Stores.
One in 59 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 15% increase from 1 in 68 two years ago, according to a 2016 report released by the CDC.
“We all want to achieve our goals, and we all need support to accomplish them.” — Arthur Wirth, Self-Advocate