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.
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News and Announcements
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.
The Arc of Philadelphia receives $40,000 from The Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children, to provide leadership opportunities for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.
@ComcastNewsmkrs on I/DD youth volunteer opportunities @PHLDNC2016 with the support @PhilaFound Fund for Children https://t.co/5Miphg37Wm
Jamele Greenwood @DBHIDS on supporting child with healthcare needs in Philly child welfare system #disabilityrights https://t.co/mXlfbccliH
“The uniqueness and diversity of society is one of the things that makes it great” https://t.co/akhcQLbzSJ