Benefits of Becoming a Member of The Arc Kent County

  • School staff advocate that are available to members

  • Expert, experienced professionals with knowledge on matters of:

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • Social Security disability Insurance (SSDI)

    • Special Education Law

    • Adult Home Help Services (a.k.a., “Chore Services”)

    • Medicaid

    • Medicare

  • Person-Centered Planning

  • Information and Referral on a variety of subjects

  • Newsletters about disability-related issues, the state Focus, and a national newsletter, The Arc Today

  • Availability of staff by phone or by web contact form

  • Automatic membership in the state and national organizations

  • Life and health insurance available through The Arc of the U.S.

  • The Arc’s Credit Card Program – a national credit card with no annual fee, available through The Arc of the U.S.

  • Publication (FREE – electronic website version only) of the award-winning Annual Income Tax Guide for families with a member who has special needs

  • Local, state and federal legislative advocacy

  • Reduced cost at conferences, seminars and special training events

  • Memorial Donation program

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