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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Sen Tartaglione meets with The Arc
Senator Christine (Tina) Tartaglione meets with representatives of The Arc of Philadelphia to discuss legislation which would require state funding to match federal funds to prepare students with intellectual disabilities for employment in the community. Senator Tartaglione, a long-time advocate for The Arc, was given the "I Want to Work" sign. With her are (seated left) Tanya Regli, Executive Director of The Arc of Philadelphia; and (standing left to right) Cathy Roccia-Meier, board member of The Arc; her son Pierce Meier, a student at the Science Leadership Academy; and William Del Toro, a student at CCP (Community College of Philadelphia).
photo by Bonnie Squires