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  • Participants who regularly go out in the community

    89%

  • Hours spent in the community

    20,000

  • Volunteers

    125

  • Program Participants

    300

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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Our CEO Honored by the Philadelphia Public Record

Our CEO Honored by the Philadelphia Public Record

On October 3, Laura Princiotta, CEO of the SpArc Philadelphia family of organizations, including The Arc of Philadelphia and SpArc Services, was honored with a 2019 Leading the Way Award from the Philadelphia Public Record.

The award celebrates 10 of the most accomplished, influential women leaders in Philadelphia. The 2019 Leading the Way awards celebrate both those who have blazed trails for professional women across the spectrum, and those who have picked up the mantle.

Ms. Princiotta has 30 years in disability-related services and supports, with a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management. She leads the implementation of the mission and vision for the SpArc Philadelphia family of organizations.

Her fellow honorees were:

• Councilmember Jannie Blackwell,Third District City of Philadelphia

• Lynette Brown-Sow, Board Chair, Philadelphia Housing Authority

• Deborah Freedman, Executive Director, Community Legal Services

• Hon. Maria McLaughlin, Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge

• Loraine Ballard Morrill, Director of News and Community Affairs for iHeartMedia Philadelphia

• Anne Bovaird Nevins, Chief Strategy and Communications Officer, PIDC

• Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Fifth District of Pennsylvania

• Lindsey Scannapieco, Managing Partner, Scout Ltd.

• Salima Suswell, President/CEO, Evolve Solutions, LLC

 

To view more pictures of the event, please click here for a link to our Facebook photos.