You Matter !

There is power in numbers! Your support makes The Arc’s powerful voice even stronger as we address issues that are critical to the disability community in Oregon and across the country. The bigger our network, the louder our voice is in advocacy efforts, and the stronger we are in our ability to make good things happen!

Why Join The Arc?

The Arc is the largest community-based advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, with more than 140,000 members in almost 700 affiliated chapters nationwide. 

As part of this network, you’ll join others with and without disabilities who share your beliefs and your challenges, working together through The Arc to ensure that people with IDD have the resources to meet their needs and live self-determined lives.

Anna and Emily at the selfie-station

Sign up for email updates

We send occasional newsletters and updates of interest to the IDD community.

Join a Local Chapter

When you join a local chapter of The Arc, you are supporting programs, services, and activities in your own community. As a member of your local chapter, you are also automatically entitled to membership The Arc Oregon and The Arc of the United States. Each chapter defines membership differently so we encourage you to reach out to your local chapter to learn more.

How do I login?

We have removed the login feature of our website. This will improve website speed and make it easier to access training and other resources.

How do I access training content?

As of 10/17/2022, registered attendees will no longer be required to log in to access course content. If you are registered for an upcoming class, you were sent an email from or with more information.

How can I get help?

If you need assistance, please email us at