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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.


Learn More About Us!

Family Forum with PA Family Networks Hosts Meetings for Families to Connect Amid the CoronaVirus Pandemic

Family Forum with PA Family Network

By Families For Families

Led by Francine Hogan and the Pa Family Network Advisors

Join other families and individuals with disabilities to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives.

Get the Latest updates - Answers to your questions - Discuss concerns -  Network with other families

 June 3, 2020 07:00 PM
June 10, 2020 07:00 PM
June 17, 2020 07:00 PM
June 24, 2020 07:00 PM

To join the meeting, follow the link below on the specified date and enter the Meeting ID number and Password below



Meeting ID: 828 0536 8286

Password: 990010 One tap mobile

+13126266799,,82805368286#,,1#,990010# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,82805368286#,,1#,990010# US (New York}


If you need accommodations, please contact us at 844-PAFAMILY at least 2 weeks in advance of each event.

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