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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Ruth Landsman receives excellence award

Ruth Landsman receives excellence award

Ruth Landsman, a life-long advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was awarded the Eleanor Elkin Award for Excellence by The Arc of Philadelphia at their annual meeting on June 9. Pictured here at the presentation are (standing left to right) Paul Berenato, Sr., chairman of the board of SpArc Philadelphia; Tanya Regli, executive director of The Arc of Philadelphia; and Michael Weingram, chairman of the board of SpArc Services; (seated left to right) Landsman; Eleanor Elkin, of Center City, university city review pioneering advocate for whom the award is named; and Norma Carter, Esq., chairman of the board of The Arc of Philadelphia.

Caption and photo by: Bonnie Squires