The Dirt Farmer Foundation’s CAUSE it’s OCTOBER: The Arc


The Dirt Farmer Foundation is our way of focusing the social media power of the Dirt Farmer’s community to help worthwhile charities.

Our CAUSE it’s OCTOBER or Cause of the Month is:

***THE ARC***

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. The Arc is driven by opportunity. The opportunity for hope, for growth, for change; the opportunity for everyone to become a valued, contributing member of their community. The Arc fosters respect and access for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, giving them the power to achieve a full and satisfying life. Learn more about The Arc’s mission HERE
With nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities. Read more about The Arc’s vision HERE

For more than 60 years, The Arc has been on the front lines in making change happen for people diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and a range of diagnoses across the spectrum of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc is the nation's leading advocate for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and the premier provider of the supports and services people want and need. Learn HERE more about The Arc’s work. 

Supports and services offered by The Arc include: Information and referral services; Individual advocacy to address education, employment, health care and other concerns; Self-advocacy initiatives; Residential support; Family support; Employment programs; and Leisure and recreational programs. Learn more HERE
NATIONAL PROGRAMS. The Arc implements several national programs that are funded by grants from government, private foundations or other dedicated sources. These programs encompass national initiatives and include: Tech Toolbox; Autism NOW: The National Autism Resource and Information Center; Wings for Autism®; National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability; FASD Prevention Project; HealthMeet®; The Arc's Recycling Initiative; School to Community Transition Initiative; National Council of Self Advocates; The Arc's National Sibling Council; Self-Advocates with FASD in Action (The SAFA Network); eXplore eRecycling Initiative; Down Syndrome Grant Program; Chapter Excellence Group. Learn more about these Programs HERE
WAYS TO GIVE. The Arc has made significant progress over our 60-year history and with your help they can do more. The Arc provides more direct supports and services to individuals and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities than any other disability organization in the country.  Help them to: 1. Promote the rights of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 2. Protect and strengthen the opportunities that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have to lead full and independent lives. 3. Promote the respect and acceptance that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as equal members of society, deserve from the general public. Learn HERE how you can get involved.
There are many ways to connect with The Arc - from making monetary donations to taking action or by joining The Arc's community. In addition to a monetary donation which can be made safely and securely online, there are more ways you can support The Arc to help make a profound impact. Learn more about donating stock, monthly giving, matching gifts,tribute gifts and car donations.


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