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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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Governor Tom Wolf has signed an order postponing the primary election until June 2, 2020

Due to Stay-at-Home orders and self-isolation guidelines, Governor Tom Wolf has signed an order postponing the primary election until June 2, 2020. Other deadlines, such as for registration and mail-in ballots, have also changed.

For your information and convenience, we have included those dates below along with links to other election materials. We hope this will aid you in staying safe while exercising your right to vote.


Last Day to Register Before Primary May 18th

 

Last Day to Apply for a Mail-In or Absentee Ballot May 26th

 

Last Day to Submit Mail-In and Absentee Ballots June 2nd (by 8:00 PM)

Primary Election June 2nd

 

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