Advocacy takes many forms, Public speaking, giving testimony before a legislative committee or at a public hearing or assisting parents with ARDs in their child’s school. The Arc strives to empower individuals and families to advocate for themselves, but increasing the “voice” of individuals with intellectual disabilities in our community is an important piece of The Arc’s advocacy efforts. Acceptance by the communities in which they live and having “membership” in those communities is vital to our advocacy efforts. We need you to become a member of The Arc of Fort Bend County. The more members we have, the stronger our voice is when we are advocating.