Guardianship in the Time of COVID-19: FAQ for Guardians and Others

During the COVID-19 pandemic, guardians for older adults and adults with disabilities may have questions about fulfilling their duties and staying connected to people they represent. Guardianship experts, including the National Guardianship Association, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, and the National Center for State Courts, have created a FAQ document with answers, actionable tips, and links to key resources. This resource […]

How do I get my COVID-19 economic impact payment?

Date: April 20, 2020 The Treasury Department has launched a new web tool allowing quick registrations for Economic Impact Payments. Treasury, not Social Security, will make these payments. Please see guidance below. Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who do not have qualifying children under age 17: You […]

In times of pandemic, make sure everyone has access to care – Sherri Boyd

Hospitals, other health care providers and governing bodies must respect the civil rights of all citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes citizens with disabilities, especially in regard to access to health care.   The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a bulletin to health […]

Day of Mourning

In the past five years, over 600 people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents, relatives, or caregivers. In 2020, people with disabilities are still thought of as less than—less than people without disabilities. Nearly 70 years into The Arc’s movement, less than is unacceptable. The murder has to stop.   Join our fight […]

Getting Ready for Kindergarten and Beyond

This workshop is for families with young children (birth through age six) who are thinking about the transition to kindergarten. Thursday, march 19, 2020 6:00PM – 8:00pm Sign-in opens at 5:30PM Dinner provided First Presbyterian Church 111 Capital Ave., NE Battle Creek, MI 49017 Click on the flyer for more information:  K Beyond 2020-03-19 Battle Creek

Are YOU interested in making GOOD things happen in Battle Creek?

Board Recruitment Event sponsored by the Miller Foundation Please join us to meet with a select group of Battle Creek Non-Profit Leaders and discuss the prospect of becoming a Board Member. February 18, 2020 Open House 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at The Record Box Loft 15 Carlyle St, Third Floor, Downtown Battle Creek   […]

Be Counted!

The Arc is excited to share new resources to support people with disabilities and beyond in understanding what the census is, why it’s important for people with disabilities, and how to complete it. The census helps to direct billions annually in federal funding. Census data is used by businesses, governments, and civic organizations to inform […]


View the 2020 INCOME TAX GUIDE prepared for persons supporting children and/or adults with intellectual impairment and/or related developmental disabilities, for use in preparing your federal return for tax year 2019. This authoritative income tax guide has proven invaluable for families and individuals concerned about tax deductions and credits related to the care and support […]