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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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Autism-Friendly Disney Vacation with VillaKey

Autism-Friendly Disney Vacation with VillaKey

VillaKey is launching their first ever Autism Family Group Vacation to Disney, August 18-25!

This is an opportunity to travel with a group of families who are also living with autism, under the watchful eye of an autism travel expert - Nicole. The trip also includes...

  • Welcome dinner and brief orientation with social story videos about the Disney parks for the kids.
  • Visit a different Disney park each day with support from your guides Nicole and Sally. They'll provide a worry-free experience and the guidance you need to get a Disability Access Service pass, navigate the Parks, and have a great time with your family.
  • Parent's Date Night with trained Autism Therapists supervising the kids at our resort clubhouse.
  • VillaKey Autism-friendly Vacation Home with private pool that comfortably sleeps 8 guests in privacy (larger homes are available for extended families)
  • 1-Day pass to Aquatica Water Park for all guests along with final farewell party.

Check out this recent article about the company! Orlando Sentinel