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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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Job Fair! Wednesday July 22

Calling all awesome people!

Are you looking for a job that is personally fulfilling, has a great work environment and great coworkers, all while helping people in the community? We might be just what you are looking for.

SpArc Philadelphia is currently expanding its workforce and has job openings in many exciting areas of expertise. From Employment and Job Coaching to Human Resources to Cultural Arts, Accounting and more.

Join us on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 10am – 2pm as we hold our first-ever job fair.

Please be prepared with two copies of your resume and a potential for on-the-spot interviews.

This job fair will be taking place at 2350 West Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

For a complete listing of job opportunities, click here.