Founded in 1948, The Arc of Philadelphia, through its volunteer board, staff and membership has led the way in protecting the rights of and promoting opportunities for children and adults with disabilities by advocating with and for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to promote active citizenship, self-determination and full inclusion. The Arc of Philadelphia affiliated with The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States and is a member of the SpArc Philadelphia family of organizations.
The Arc of Philadelphia’s mission is to advocate with and for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, to promote active citizenship, self-determination, and full inclusion.
The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access
People with cognitive disabilities have an equal right to technology and information access. A coalition of disability organizations and individuals asserted this right in a formal declaration, announced at the Thirteenth Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, held October 2, 2013, in Broomfield, Colorado.
We invite all of you to read this declaration, The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access, and to affirm your commitment to the equal rights of people with cognitive disabilities to technology and information access by endorsing it on the website.
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News and Announcements
Urgent Presidents' Day Recess Alert - Congress Prepares to Dismantle Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
BREAKING NEWS - The House of Representatives is expected to introduce a bill to cut Medicaid and the ACA on February 27 and to begin committee work immediately.
The Arc of Philadelphia’s Michael Anderson has been selected as winner of PAR’s “We Are Worth It” Southeast Region Self-Advocate Employee of the Year award. This award honors exemplary self-advocates, who are employed in community businesses and demonstrate drive and passion for their position.
RT @BazelonCenter: Tell your Senators to preserve protections for students w disabilities! Vote NO on deregulating the ESSA https://t.co/hm…
Why You Should Care About Looming Medicaid Cuts https://t.co/ldM5j2LJDK # via @HuffPostBlog
RT @TheArcUS: Calling all family caregivers! Our 2017 family support survey is LIVE, and we want to hear from you! https://t.co/LqIEMq7oSc