About

The Arc’s National Convention is an annual gathering of families, advocates, and professionals in the disability community. For three days, attendees from across the country have the chance to learn from and with each other, and expand their knowledge on a variety of topics that affect their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

This year’s event promises to be one to remember. You’ll have dozens of sessions and speakers to choose from on topics like advocacy, supports and services, housing, employment, direct support professionals, and more.

Take in the unique culture of this legendary city while making connections with families, professionals, and advocates from across the country. You’ll have the chance to learn, network, and unwind while building our movement and a stronger, better future for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Why we’re saving your spot

You have an experience with the disability community that is both unique and universal. No matter what our individual challenges and successes are, our community is made stronger when we join forces and work together to improve the future landscape of disability supports and services.

Waiting for you at National Convention is the collective knowledge, experience, and support of hundreds of people. Parents, siblings, professionals, and other people with disabilities have tons to share with you – and they want to learn from you too!

Your personal experience adds to the vast and valuable network that makes The Arc community truly a family. United in advocacy and determination, we will strengthen each other’s efforts for the year to come. Join us!

This convention gives hope and inspires people to be creative in their communities.

Sessions were interesting, diverse, and engaging.