Empower Yourself With Knowledge of the Special Education Process


Are you an advocate, family member, or educator looking to better understand the special education process?

Take the time now to learn more about the special education process and ensure students with disabilities begin 2021 with the services and supports needed to succeed, whether they’re learning at school or at home!

We know that determining and implementing the services a student with disabilities needs can be overwhelming and confusing. The Arc@School’s Advocacy Curriculum provides the basic information to understand special education.

With nearly 10 hours of online, self-paced training, you will learn about:

  • Advocacy skills

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  • Early intervention services

  • Individualized education programs (IEPs)

  • Section 504

  • Procedural safeguards

  • Educational records

Available for only $99!


Check out the new COVID-19 Resources!

We hope these resources help you understand and learn about the coronavirus pandemic.

Your Vote Has Power!

Voting is very important.

It is a way for you to help choose the people that will run our government.

Our government makes laws, decides how money gets spent, and much more.

Who gets picked to run the government makes a big difference for people with disabilities and their families.

If you do not vote, then you do not get a say in what happens.

Check out the resources below to make sure you have the information you need to make your vote count!

your vote has power: use it!

Census 2020

The End of 2020 Census Data Collection, Next Steps and a Heartfelt Thanks


Written by: Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director

We completed data collection for the 2020 Census on October 15, 2020. Every decennial census makes history, but this was like no other in living memory. Over the coming days, weeks and months, we will provide periodic updates on our post-processing efforts. We are working hard to deliver complete and accurate state population counts as close to the Dec. 31, 2020, statutory deadline as possible.

Our first look at the data collection operation indicates an extremely successful execution. We published our total response rates on a daily basis, and they show that we accounted for 99.9% of all addresses in the nation.

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Due to the COVID-19 our office is working a modified schedule, as well as remotely. Email is the best method of communication presently. You will find all our email addresses on the "Who We Are-The Arc Staff" page. We encourage you to communicate with us. We will be posting news here and sending out newsletters regularly, so be sure to subscribe. Stay safe and well. 

Join Our Fight for Equal Rights for All

The Arc fights every day to protect civil rights and access to vital programs, such as Medicaid, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). But we can’t do it alone! We need the help of people with I/DD, their families, and allies of the cause.

Sign up today to receive updates on our movement, take action, and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Become a member of the Arc of Mississippi

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.

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With your help, we are working every day to build a future of inclusive work, play, worship, community, travel, and more.

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