About Us

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!


Learn More About Us!

If you need to speak with someone on the telephone, please contact our advocacy line at 215.229.4550 extension 130

News and Announcements

  • 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.

  • Join The Arc of Philadelphia at one of two trainings aimed at preparing transition age youth with autism for college and employment. Taking place in multiple locations, these trainings will feature several presenters, including The Arc of Philadelphia's own Tanya Regli.

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