Public Policy

The Arc, Upper Valley is an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Dakota, preserving and protecting their fundamental rights through advocacy and action in support of legislation at the state and local levels for civil rights, education, employment, health care, housing, and more.

A team of dedicated policy experts work at the national, state and local level to make sure that our elected and appointed leaders understand the needs, issues and concerns of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and that federal and state laws and regulations help to promote full inclusion.

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Capitol Insider: The Official Blog of The Arc of the United States.

North Dakota Legislative Updates

U.S. Legislative Updates

All with all chapters of The Arc of North Dakota, The Arc, Upper Valley will be monitoring all disability-related legislation.  Issues that are top priority for the people and families we serve include: The new payment system for ID/DD providers, increasing funding and slots for the autism waiver/voucher services, autism insurance reform.

2017 Legislative Grid
Final summary of the bills monitored by The Arc Upper Valley.
Grid created by ND Protection & Advocacy.
Last Update 4/28/2017.

2017 Testimony

1/25/2017  DHS Public Comment on Long Term Care and Children and Family Services.

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The Arc, Upper Valley is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law on all solicitations. A copy of The Arc, Upper Valley’s last financial statement may be obtained by contacting the organization. In accordance with the North Dakota Charitable Gaming Code, the organizations gaming information will be made available for review upon request.