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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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Economic Impact Payment- Important Information

There are many questions about the Economic Impact Payment. While for some, no action is needed in order to receive payments, many people are required to take action to receive their full payment. To give some direction those who need to take action, please see the guide outlining next steps below.

Information about these payments is still developing and changing. Please check with the IRS for the latest information on Economic Impact Payments.

IF
You filed taxes for 2018 or 2019 AND You had it directly deposited into a credit union or bank account
OR
You received Social Security or SSI AND Do not have children under 17

THEN STOP, no action is needed

 

IF
You had no income in 2019 AND You did not file 2018 taxes
OR
You made less than $12,200 at a job ($24,400 for a married couple) AND You did not file 2018 taxes
OR
You made more than $12,200 at a job ($24,400 for a married couple) AND You did not file 2018 taxes
OR
You received Social Security or SSI AND Have a child under 17

THEN TAKE ACTION. Click here to download more information on next steps