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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.


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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

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