Legislative Action Center:
To find the names and contact info for your federal, state and local elected officials, go to the Delaware General Assembly page at and enter your address in the “Who is my legislator?” block.

Promoting and protecting the civil rights of Delawareans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is what drives The Arc of Delaware. By providing a voice at the state and local legislative levels, we champion the policies, services and funding needed to secure civil rights in housing, employment, health care, education, criminal justice, accessibility and more.

We work closely with community leaders and influencers, the media and other agencies to foster respect, raise awareness and remove attitudinal barriers to full community inclusion and acceptance of people with IDD.

We also encourage and provide supports for self-advocacy, including RISEde, a group led by self-advocates to redefine independence and social empowerment for people with disabilities in Delaware.

In collaboration with our advocacy network, our priorities for 2023 include mental health needs along with funding for direct support professionals (DSP) and access to home and community based services (HCBS).

Public Policy Committee

The Arc of Delaware Public Policy committee oversees the development of priorities and positions on issues affecting the civil rights of Delawareans with IDD. Through research, review and collaboration with other advocacy groups, this committee addresses relevant state and federal legislation, non-legislative public policy issues, and recommended actions for the Board of Directors.

We welcome the perspectives of volunteers who want to get involved and make a difference. Please contact us for more info at 302-996-9400.