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    89%

  • Hours spent in the community

    20,000

  • Volunteers

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  • 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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Join Us for “Neurodiversity Rising Two: Bridging Gaps in Workplace Inclusion” November 19th with Rach Idowu, Tumi Sotire, and Dr. Tracy Johnson

It’s time to expand and enrich the neurodiversity movement, which has historically focused on inclusion of autistic people. These efforts have made meaningful impacts, but qualified autistic job seekers still face high rates of unemployment while other forms of neurodivergence are routinely overlooked. By supporting the full range of neurodivergence, a significant minority representing 20-30% of the general population, we can build stronger momentum toward inclusion for all.

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Together, on November 19th,  we will open up the conversation on neurodiversity employment to honor all types of neurodivergence, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD, and more. Neurodivergent experts, Rach Idowu, Tumi Sotire and Dr. Tracy Johnson (bios below) will share their personal experiences and knowledge. Join us as we look ahead to a new era of broad neurodiversity inclusion!

Get your free ticket, and use the social media kit below to help spread the word.

Featuring 

Rach Idowu (she/her/hers) is an ADHD advocate who was diagnosed in January 2020. Shortly after her diagnosis, Rach started a newsletter on adulting with ADHD and used Twitter to find and connect with other adults who have ADHD. Since then, she has grown to be a prominent member of the ADHD community on Twitter and has featured in the NYTimes, The Independent, and Mashable. Rach also runs a Discord channel for neurodivergent working professionals, where reasonable accommodations and managing workload is often discussed.

Event Panelists 

Dr. Tracy Johnson (she/her/hers) is the Founding President and CEO of Vessels of Hope, a non-profit organization that helps individuals with learning disabilities. Dr. Johnson’s remarkable story of perseverance begins when she was placed in special education classes in the sixth grade, but was not diagnosed with dyslexia until years later. Tracy’s faith and encouragement to other students with dyslexia helped to sustain her when she became discouraged over the course of her education. Tracy is a dedicated role model and a leader in the dyslexia community and other populations with learning disabilities.

Tumi Sotire (he/him/his) runs a social media platform called The Black Dyspraxic which aims to highlight the intersectionality of race and neurodiversity. Tumi has been featured in Forbes and sits on the board of advisors at the Centre for Neurodiversity at Work Birbeck University London University.

 

NDR2 Social Media Kit

EVENT TICKET LINK:
ndr2.eventbrite.com

HASHTAGS:

#NeurodiversityRising

#NDR2

#NeurodiversityatWork

TWITTER PROFILES:

Neurodiversity in the Workplace – @4neurodiversity

Rach Idowu, “Adulting with ADHD” – @AdultingADHD

Tumi Sotire, “The Black Dyspraxic” – @TumiSotire

INSTAGRAM PROFILES:

Neurodiversity in the Workplace – @neurodiversityintheworkplace

Rach Idowu, “Adulting with ADHD” – @adultingadhd

Dr. Tracy Johnson – @dr.tracyjohnson

Tumi Sotire, “The Black Dyspraxic” – @theblackdyspraxic

LINKEDIN PAGES:

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Dr. Tracy Johnson

Tumi Sotire

FACEBOOK PAGES:

Neurodiversity in the Workplace – NeurodiversityInTheWorkplace

Dr. Tracy Johnson – tracyjohnson04

Tumi Sotire – tumi.sotire