Over the past 68 years, 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. TheArc 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.
Read an Annual Update
Every year, The Arc of Philadelphia's Executive Director, Tanya Regli, compiles an annual presentation to recap everything that the organization has accomplished in the previous year. Click the image on the right to download the full presentation!
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If you need to speak with someone on the telephone, please contact our advocacy line at 215.229.4550 extension 130
News and Announcements
Tanya Regli, Executive Director of The Arc of Philadelphia, appeared on a segment of Comcast Newsmakers promoting Neurodiversity in the Workplace and our partnership with the Democratic National Convention.
The Arc of Philadelphia Announces Annual Eleanor Elkin Award: William Del Toro Vargas To Receive Prestigious Commendation for Disability Advocacy
The Arc of Philadelphia announced today that William Del Toro Vargas will receive the organization’s top honor: The Eleanor Elkin Award.
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