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Advocacy




OUR MISSION:

The Arc of Lehigh & Northampton Counties’ mission is to advocate, educate, and provide services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families.

OUR PURPOSE:

The Arc of Lehigh & Northampton's Advocacy Department is dedicated to expanding outreach to individuals/families with IDD and community partners to promote inclusion and self-determination. We will remain a trusted guide for those seeking disability empowerment.

WHAT WE DO:

The Arc of Lehigh & Northampton's Advocacy Department provides resources and trainings on a wide variety of disability-related topics. This support is open to the public. However, one-to-one advocacy may be available for individuals/families with a diagnosis of IDD who are based in Lehigh or Northampton Counties.



RESOURCE COORDINATION:

Our Advocacy Department offers disability-related resources, referrals, and trainings to individuals, families, and professionals. Any individual or group may access resource coordination.

Eligibility:

Resource Coordination primarily serves Lehigh & Northampton Counties. Residency restrictions do not apply.

Resources may include...

  • Community Outreach
  • Information & Referral
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Trainings and/or Webinars
  • Various Publications

How do I get started?


To register for Trainings/Webinars:

Please visit our Events page or call: 610-849-8076 ext. 321.


To access individual or group Resource Coordination:


Click Here for the Advocacy Intake Form




ONE-TO-ONE ADVOCACY:

Our Advocacy Department employs knowledgeable Arc Advocates to provide individual guidance to address complex challenges. This assistance may be available to those with a diagnosis of IDD who are based in Lehigh or Northampton Counties.


Eligibility:

  • Individual must be based in Lehigh or Northampton Counties.
  • Individual must have a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability (ID) and/or Developmental Disability (DD).
  • Mutually agreeing triage process.

*Final determination made on a case-by-case basis by The Arc’s Advocacy Department.


If provided, service may include:

  • Education & empowerment
  • Case-specific guidance
  • Consultations
  • Meeting attendance, as applicable per case.
  • Interagency collaboration

How do I get started?


Click Here for the Advocacy Intake Form



The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties is a non-profit organization as defined by IRS regulations. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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