The Arc of High Point advocates against indifference. We educate the community about receiving, embracing, and engaging people with cognitive and intellectual impairments in all facets of community life through case advocacy and support, resource, skills development, and educational workshops or forums.

The Arc of High Point has been advocating with and for people with developmental disabilities for over sixty years. Advocacy can take many forms. It can be as simple as one parent helping another find a dentist or as complex as influencing legislation through a massive grass-roots letter-writing campaign.

Advocacy is what The Arc does best. The Arc provides support to people with disabilities and their families. The advocacy varies but usually includes assistance in:

  • Accessing Services

  • Reporting Abuse

  • Special Education Rights

  • Community Resources

  • Benefits Information

  • Parent Supports

  • Financial Information and Guardianship

  • Supported Decision Making and Guardianship Restoration

  • Upward to Financial Stability

Volunteers and staff from The Arc work to inform the community about disabilities. They often sit on numerous committees, working groups, planning boards, and advisory councils. By sitting on the various committees and boards, The Arc perspective is brought to the table so that people with developmental disabilities will be represented when and where decisions are being made. 

The Arc strongly advocates for policies, state and federal legislation that is consistent with the Core Values of The Arc.

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ECAC IEP Partners

The Arc of High Point has partnered with the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center or ECAC to offer the IEP Partners Program.

ECAC is a private non-profit organization that is operated by and staffed primarily with parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs.

We have an extremely diverse staff and strive to bring multiple perspectives to our work. I hope our information reflects our commitment to ALL parents and ALL children and collaboration intended to improve the education and lives of our children.

ECAC has been providing services to North Carolina families of children with disabilities, their teachers, and other professionals since 1983. Our Parent Educators and PTI staff are here to help you navigate the special education maze and provide you with the information and tools you need to be an informed and active participant in your child’s education!

ECAC’s Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) is funded through the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

All services are provided to parents and families at no cost! Educators and other professionals may be charged a nominal fee.

IEP Partners

ECAC’s IEP Partners are volunteers who are trained by ECAC Parent Educators to help parents prepare for IEP meetings and provide knowledgeable support during IEP meetings when possible. ECAC offers IEP Partners Training throughout NC.

An IEP Partner:

-is a volunteer
-provides support to the parent family member
-is knowledgeable about the special education processes and state and federal regulations
-is optimistic about an appropriate IEP being developed

Would you like assistance preparing for your child’s IEP Meeting or need someone to attend with you? Or would you like to volunteer to help another parent get ready for their child’s IEP meeting? If so, ECAC’s IEP Partners can help.