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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Governor Wolf and Senator Casey to Hold Press Conference on Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Governor Wolf and Senator Casey to Hold Press Conference on Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf, joined by Senator Casey, will sign the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which allows individuals to set aside funds for future costs related to the disability of a beneficiary. The legislation being signed by Governor Wolf will allow Pennsylvania families to soon open ABLE, which became available to states when Senator Casey spearheaded the legislation through Congress in 2014.

WHAT: Governor Wolf, joined by Senator Casey, will sign the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.
WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2016; 11:00 AM
WHERE: The Vista School, 1021 Springboard Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
NOTE: For GPS purposes – enter 670 Clearwater Road, Hershey PA, look for a Vista School sign, turn left and go up the hill for about a mile until you reach the school.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan, 717.783.1116