The Arc’s National Sibling Council

Are you a sibling looking to get more involved in disability rights activism? The Arc’s National Sibling Council seeks to foster the active involvement of siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in The Arc’s grassroots advocacy efforts nationwide. Siblings are an important and unique segment of the disability rights movement. We want your help as we work to promote and protect the rights of individuals with I/DD throughout the country.

The Arc seeks applications from siblings who are eager to take a leadership role in The Arc’s advocacy movement. Members of the council will be asked to complete the following:

  • Participate in 4 quarterly conference calls each year.
  • Carry out the advocacy action steps assigned in each call, and report back to the council.
  • Encourage other siblings to join The Arc’s advocacy movement.

Apply here

Deadline to apply: February 15

Have questions? Contact Liz Mahar at

Leading Individuals Forward Together (LIFT) at CVG in April

Leading Individuals Forward Together (LIFT):

  • is professionally designed for those with developmental disabilities, including those on the Autism Spectrum
  • provides first-hand airport familiarization and encouragement to travel by air
  • participants and up to three family members experience a guided tour including check-in, security, departure

Wednesday, April 17, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Caregiver Training
Saturday, April 27, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Simulation Day
*You must register to attend and be present at both sessions*

Learn more about the April events here

Ohio Temporary Ramp Project

CILO, the Ohio Department of Medicaid and People Working Cooperatively, are working together on the Ohio Temporary Ramp Project (OTRP). For OTRP eligible consumers a modular ramp can be provided in a timely manner and serve as a temporary solution until a permanent ramp can be provided. The ramp components can also be re-used to serve multiple people.

Do you know someone who is currently on Medicaid and may need a ramp? For additional information, please contact Ramp Project Coordinator Rick Taylor at 513.241.2600 ext.113 or by email.