The Arc of Pennsylvania is elated with Governor Wolf’s proposed improvements to intellectual and developmental disability services in the 2017-2018 state budget. Governor Wolf’s proposed budget includes initiatives that will increase the opportunities for Pennsylvanians with disabilities to thrive in their communities. We post important documents here so you know what is happening with the budget and how you can advocate. We need involvement and advocacy from others to accomplish our goals.
Alexa Brill is a college graduate, advocate, and home owner. She also happens to have cerebral palsy. You can now view "Alexa's Home", a video sponsored by The Arc of Pennsylvania, which shows how Alexa lives independently with the help of techonology.
One of the main functions of The Arc of PA is to be a leader in advocacy for people with disabilities. If you are interested in learning more about advocacy, please read our Advocacy 101 article.
Include Me is an initiative started by The Arc of PA to facilitate the inclusion of children with significant disabilities in mainstream education classrooms. Click here to go to the Include Me website.
ADEPT is an exciting positive assessment and customized employment initiative of The Arc of Pennsylvania and Include Me. Click here for more information about ADEPT!
PA ABLE Accounts
The Arc of Pennsylvania applauds Governor Wolf for signing SB 879, PA ABLE, into law as Act 17 of 2016. Act 17 allows the Pennsylvania Treasury Department to create and offer ABLE savings accounts in Pennsylvania. The Arc of Pennsylvania particularly recognizes Senator Lisa Baker who introduced and championed SB 879 and the hundreds of advocates who supported passage of PA ABLE. For more information on PA ABLE, visit our ABLE Resource Page.