Advocacy groups for MR?


New Member
I am wondering if anyone knows if there is an organization like NAMI for mentally retarded? I need to do some advocacy for my 45 yr. old mentally retarded brother.


member since 1999
Without question, ARC. Used to be Association for Retarded Citizens but it's now more politically correct. But they are definitely the ones to go to.

ADAPT might also be helpful though they're I think more about disability rights. If there are any CILs in your area they might be able to help too.

Also, every state has a designated Protection and Advocacy agency. If you google "advocacy (insert state)" you'll more than likely come up with a great list of resources.


New Member
He has been active in ARC for years. I went to their website but I couldn't find anything about support for family members?


Well-Known Member
You will find a Statewide organization, I'm sure. The term MR
is no longer used. It is daughter for Developmentally Delayed. I served for four years on the Florida committee to protect human
rights and daughter had a VERY active subcommittee. DDD