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
The Arc of Philadelphia, in partnership with Me, More and Normal, are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a Disability Inclusion Workshop for Artists. The goal of the session is to identify opportunities to open the doors for artists with developmental disabilities.
SpArc Services is honored to be recognized as the 2017 Member Agency award recipient in this year’s Art-Reach Cultural Access Awards! Other awardees include the Pennsylvania Ballet and Roger Ideishi.
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