Support Arc GLOW! Become a member today!


This is always an exciting time at Arc GLOW as we kick off our annual Membership Drive! We are reaching out to parents, families and community members, asking you to show your support as we embrace our history and forge ahead as the agency of choice across the GLOW region.

What does Membership mean?

When you join Arc GLOW’s annual Membership Drive, it shows:

  • You are an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • You want positive changes in our society for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • You want Arc GLOW to continue providing high quality supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in our community.


New York state failed to make to adequate investments in services and supports for New Yorkers with I/DD for more than a decade. Over the last 10 years, inflation rose nearly 30%, but investment in our system only increased by 10.5%. This systemic underfunding eroded our workforce and created a critical staffing crisis.


Membership is the foundation upon which our chapter, state organization, The Arc New York, and the national association, The Arc US, were founded.

Why Do We Need Your Membership Support?

When you support Arc GLOW’s Membership Drive, you contribute to our success in three important ways.

First, each name will be added to our list of members and increases our advocacy at state and national levels, giving Arc GLOW and the families and individuals we serve a more influential voice in legislative matters. Your Membership has a direct impact on our federal and state funding.

Second, your membership contributions help to fund programs that government funding does not provide.

Third, and most important, your membership is a statement that you believe in the importance of what Arc GLOW does and that you support our mission.

Your Voice Matters to Everyone We Serve!

When you join Arc GLOW or renew your membership at any level, you help make a positive impact on the lives of our friends, neighbors and family members with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Take a Stand For Others!

A strong Membership means a more informed public. It is a very important step towards society-wide acceptance of children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Show your support today.

Be a determined parent, family member, staff, and self-advocate. This is your opportunity to stand up and be counted. Thank you!


Sign Up Today!