These are valuable links to websites that will give you more information about our cause.
The Arc is the national organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The association also fosters research and education regarding the prevention of developmental disabilities in infants and young children.
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Developmental Programs supports a comprehensive array of services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. The Developmental Programs system is funded through federal, state and county funds.
The PARC Consent Decree of 1972 established the State Task Force and 29 Local Task Forces, whose purpose is to assure a free and appropriate public education for students with disabilities. Each Local Task Force consists of parents, families, a representative of The Arc and support personnel. There is a local task force at each Intermediate Unit; this map shows each school district and their corresponding Intermediate Unit.
Their new enhanced website with extensive resources and publications that will be of great value to families and advocates.
AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual disabilities.
Post Secondary Opportunities
- PA Disability Rights Network information for Substitute Decision Making/Guardianship
The Arc of PA Resource Directory and Guide to Essential Services was made possible by a generous donation by the Bartelmay Family.
The Resource Directory is an introduction to services and supports for persons with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is divided into sections for easier usage and contains mostly Pennsylvania based agencies.