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  • Title: Welcome to The Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC
    Descriptive info: .. The Arc of Philadelphia.. Promoting citizenship and choice for people with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities through legislative action, advocacy, and connecting you to The Arc community.. PDDC.. PDDC s programs and services support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their personal goals and improve their quality of life by increasing independence, inclusion, and choice.. What's New.. Tuesday, April 09.. UGA Made Our Day.. Photo by Laurence Kelly/SpArc.. For the past several years, SpArc has hosted a group of students from University of Georgia's IMPACT group, an alternative spring break program that immerses students in a full week of community service activities.. This year's group of 18 students made an indelible mark on our organization not only by assisting with our mosaic mural project but also by creating life long connections with our program participants.. Their kindness was an inspiration to us all.. Check out our gallery of pics:.. Click Here.. Thursday, March 28.. Check out T.. G.. I.. Friday's.. T.. Friday's City Avenue  ...   and Bodies: Drawings by John Hoggan, Santos Vasquez, and Fredrick Williams.. B2 Coffee Shop.. 1500 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.. For more info:.. Click Here.. Friday, May 3, 2013.. Cinco de Mayo.. First Friday Dance Party.. 6:30.. PM.. - 9:30.. Adults $6 Children $4 Children 6 and under are free.. Friday, May 17th.. A Toast to Talent.. a city wide talent show for.. people with disabilities.. 7:00 PM.. 2350 West Westmoreland St.. Philadelphia, PA.. Matinee.. Thursday, May 16 - 1:00 pm.. Spring 2013.. Evening Art Classes will resume in Spring 2013.. Please check back for details.. Monday, September 23, 2013.. 9th Annual Golf Outing,.. Dinner & Auction.. BalaGolf Club.. 2200 Belmont Ave.. Quick Links.. South Eastern Pennsylvania Resources for Families of Children and Youth.. Arc of Philadelphia/PDDC Retrospective Video.. Learn about our rich history.. First Friday Dances.. Held at The Arc/PDDC every first Friday each month.. Cultural Arts Blog.. See what's happening at PDDC's Cultural Arts Center.. 2012 The Arc/PDDC 2350 West Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-229-4550..

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    Descriptive info: Working to create a world of opportunity and choice for people with diabilities.. Contact Us.. The Arc / PDDC.. 2350 West Westmoreland Street.. Philadelphia, PA 19140.. PHONE.. 215-229-4550.. AX.. FAX.. 215-225-1330.. EMAIL.. contact@arcpddc.. org.. DIRECTIONS.. Mapquest.. SEPTA.. Bus/Walking Directions.. FOR AGENCY CLOSING.. go to.. KYW1060.. com.. #260.. FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WEBSITE.. Contact the Webmaster:.. Laurence Kelly.. Questions Info.. PDDC SERVICES INTAKE.. Yo hablo Español.. MARISOL VASQUEZ.. 215-229-4550 ext.. 125.. EMAIL.. THE ARC OF PHILADELPHIA.. NOFRE VAQUER.. 112.. MARKETING DEVELOPMENT.. PATTI MECCA.. 159.. 2012 The Arc/PDDC 2350 West Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-229-4550..

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  • Title: Welcome to The Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC
    Descriptive info: Working to create a world of opportunity and choice for people with diabilities.. Arc of Philadelphia/PDDC News.. Tuesday, April 09, 2013.. Thursday, March 28, 2013.. Wednesday, March 20, 2013.. Tuesday at T.. Photo by Laurence Kelly/SpArc.. More than 127 people came out yesterday to support our first ever Dine-Out for SpArc, The Arc and PDDC event at T.. Friday's on City Avenue! It was a great success, raising awareness and much needed revenue in support of opportunities for people with disabilities.. Many thanks to our boards of directors, staff, volunteers, program participants, family, friends, and neighbors who showed up throughout the day, recognizing the important work we do to create a world of possibilities for individuals with disabilities.. Special thanks to Tim Hampton, Kitchen Manager at Friday's, his staff and crew for opening their hearts to our cause.. Check out our gallery of pics:.. Tuesday, March 12, 2013.. Magic Gardens.. On Friday, March 8, over 200 people attended the opening reception for.. Beyond Boundaries.. , an exhibition at Philadelphia s Magic Gardens presenting work created by the artists of PDDC s Cultural Arts Center and Oasis Art Center (RHD).. Guests had the opportunity to meet many of these visionary artists while taking in over 80 paintings, drawings, and three dimensional pieces, including bodies of work by 10 featured artists.. They also interacted with a gallery transformed with an archway and other dimensional works created collaboratively by artists from both programs specifically for this exhibition.. The exhibition will be on view through April 14 in the galleries at the Magic Gardens, which is open every day from 11 am to 5 pm.. Admission to the Magic Gardens is $7 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors, $3 for children ages 6-12, and free for children age 5 and under.. Check our gallery of pics:.. UGA in the News.. Fox Philly visited us yesterday to learn about University of Georgia volunteers and what they will be up to during their Alternative Spring Break.. See the clip:.. Monday, March 11, 2013.. The Arc Audi Racing Program.. See behind the scenes of The Arc Audi Racing Program, where The Arc of San Francisco participants serve as part of Don Istook's pit crew!.. Check out the video:.. Thursday, March 11, 2013.. A Lecture on Philadelphia Artist Charles Searles.. Miranda Clark-Binder, the Curator of Education at La Salle University Art Museum, will discuss the work of Charles Searles, an artist and Philadelphia native, in conjunction with a special exhibition of his work at the museum.. Searles is known for his dynamic and colorful sculptures and canvas as well as his public art commissions throughout the city.. An art-making response session led by Miranda and Cultural Arts teacher Emilia Brintnall will follow the lecture.. Thursday, March 14.. 10:00 AM in the second floor Cultural Arts Center studio.. Free and open to the public.. Contact Linda Price: 215-229-4550 X172 or.. lprice@arcpddc.. Friday, March 08, 2013.. And the Award Goes To.. Congratulations to Bryce Smith, a Photo License Technician, for winning PIBH's coveted 2013 Nettie Mann Achievement Award.. This annual award is given to an individual who has exhibited outstanding achievement and exceptional character in living and coping with his/her disabilities, particularly in the workplace.. Bryce, 38, is a Philadelphia resident and college graduate.. He has a disability similar to cerebral palsy, and uses a power wheelchair to get around.. He was placed by PDDC at PIBH's Lawndale site seven years ago where his warm smile, infectious laugh, excellent technology skills and can-do attitude make him a great asset to the Photo License Center team, according to his peers.. Angelique Abel, PIBH Workshop Representative, nominated Bryce for the award.. He will receive an all expense paid overnight trip to Harrisburg for him and a guest where he will be the guest of honor at PIBH's Nettie Mann Achievement Award Dinner and receive a $500 check.. Way to go, Bryce!.. Wednesday, March 06, 2013.. It's All About Community!.. On Tuesday, PDDC's Cultural Art Center's Associate Director, Linda Price and Direct Support Professional Madeline Reyes were among 29 recipients of the Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services' Points of Transformation award, given to individuals in the disability community who have been instrumental in helping a person with a disability transform their lives, at the morning session of IDS' 21st Annual My City, My Place Brighter Futures Awards Luncheon and Conference held at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel.. At the luncheon, Brighter Futures awards, a highlight of the event, were handed out to people who are building relationships and becoming natural supports for individuals with different abilities.. The Arc of Philadelphia Board Member, Jim Conroy and Employment Partners employee Quinn Brown and employer T.. Friday's Tim Hampton were three of 30 deserving award recipients.. SpArc CEO, Laura Princiotta, PDDC Board President Norma Carter, Arc of Philadelphia Board President Ken Oakes, SpArc/Arc/PDDC Board Member Nick Quercetti and Arc of Philadelphia Board member Jean Searle and staff were on hand to support all the winners.. Congratulations to all for helping to make our community a whole lot brighter everyday!.. Today's the Day to Eliminate the R Word.. Read about the fifth annual Spread the Word to End the Word Day of Awareness:.. Monday, March 4, 2013.. It's Official!.. In a decision early last Thursday morning, the SpArc Board of Directors named Laura Prinicotta the new Chief Executive Officer of SpArc Philadelphia, the non-profit parent organization of The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation (PDDC), effective immediately.. Prior to this appointment, Princiotta served as Acting CEO of SpArc, COO of PDDC and has held numerous positions at PDDC since she was hired more than 24 years ago.. Princiotta brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and business acumen to this leadership role and is a longtime advocate dedicated to independence, inclusion, community employment and self-advocacy for all people with disabilities.. Monday, February 19, 2013.. More Co-Sponsors Needed for Bill to Rename DPW.. Representative Tom Murt is planning to introduce a bill in the coming weeks that would change the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services.. Please support this effort by signing the petition below.. Sign the petition:.. Monday, February 11, 2013.. Sweethearts Dance.. Love was in the air at our recent Sweetheart Dance on February 1.. More than 35 volunteers from St.. Joseph's University came out to help us celebrate everyone's favorite day, Valentine's Day.. 300 guests enjoyed a light meal, danced to the tunes of DJ Mike from M.. Entertainment and made cards for that special someone.. It was a love fest!.. Wednesday, January 23, 2013.. Gov.. Corbett Announces Help for People on Waiting Lists.. In a press conference held today in Philadelphia, Governor Corbett told the media and attendees how moved he was after hearing the personal stories of so many families with loved ones with intellectual disabilities who were on a waiting list for services.. Corbett then announced that his 2013-14 budget will set aside nearly $20 million to provide home and community-based services for approximately 1,200 Pennsylvania adults with intellectual disabilities.. He also said he will bring into the proposed 2013-14 budget an allocation of $700 million for young individuals aged out of the system.. Monday, January 22, 2013.. A Day of Service.. The Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC opened our doors to over 40 volunteers from Villanova and St.. Joseph's University on Monday, January 21st to participate in the 18th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.. Board members, staff members and their children worked along side volunteers cleaning, tiling a mosaic mural and filling activity kits for program participants.. The true spirit of Dr.. King's legacy was embodied by all who attended.. Friday, January 18, 2013.. Time for a Name Change.. Please contact your legislator and request their support for Representative Thomas Murt's bill to change the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services.. Read more on Murt's Thoughts:.. Friday, January 11, 2013.. Dance in the New Year.. Guests at PDDC's New Years Dance rang in the new year with music, food and lots of fun last Friday night.. They welcomed in 2013 with a sparkling cider toast and a count down to the new year complete with a balloon drop.. As always.. M Entertainment.. filled the night with everyone's favorite songs and guests enjoyed hot roast beef sandwiches provided by.. Heathland Hospitality Group.. Friday, December 21, 2012.. Snow Business.. PDDC music therapy teacher Nate Gonzalez (pictured above left with Rayvon Ramey) has been quietly working with some of our program participants for several weeks on a very special project this holiday season.. The project showcases the hidden talents of individuals from both PDDC's Cultural Arts Center and the Vocational Training Program who have been taking part in weekly music classes all year long.. Gonzalez invited members of his music class to perform and record their own version of the holiday classic: Let It Snow.. Stay tuned for more featured works in the new year!.. Hear Nate, Rayvon, and their backup band:.. Wednesday, December 19, 2012.. A Lecture on Symbolism.. This past Thursday the Cultural Arts Center hosted a lecture on Symbolism, an eighteenth century European art movement that explored spirituality, dreams and the imagination, given by Curator of Education at.. La Salle University Art Museum.. Miranda Clark-Binder.. This lecture is part of the program's ongoing Cultural Collaborations partnership with the Museum and coincides with a special exhibition currently on view in their gallery, Strategic Ambiguity: The Obscure, Nebulous, and Vague in Symbolist Prints.. Attendees participated in a lively discussion of the artwork's imagery and then created drawings in response to what they had learned during an art-making session led by Miranda and teacher Siobhan Koslap.. Read More:.. Tuesday, December 18, 2012.. Take Your Legislator to Work.. Friday's on City Avenue hosted a Take Your Legislator to Work luncheon to showcase the many benefits of employing individuals with disabilities.. Four representatives from City Council and the State House of Representatives attended, along with two PDDC trainees, who are now employed at Friday's, their job coach, PDDC staff and Friday's Kitchen Manager, Tim Hampton.. Friday's has been an ardent and outspoken supporter of providing employment opportunities for all our citizens.. A Little Holiday Cheer.. Program participants joined together to celebrated the season at PDDC's annual Holiday Party last Friday.. They were treated to a delicious hot roast turkey lunch and danced to their favorite tunes from DJ Mike at M Entertainment all afternoon.. The warmth of the season filled the dance floor as participants gathered to serenade their peers with a few holiday classic songs.. Each individual received a gift of appreciation which helped spread a little holiday cheer.. Wednesday, December 12, 2012.. CBMC Brings Joy to PDDC.. Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Co.. , formerly of Philadelphia, now of Souderton, PA, and their employees have been bringing magic and joy to hundreds of participants in our program every holiday season for the last 27 years.. In lieu of a company-wide party, Craft-Bilt Management and Staff donate more than 150 thoughtful, hand-picked and hand-wrapped gifts to 72 individuals in need each year.. Santa always makes an appearance to the delight of everyone to help the Craft-Bilt Elves distribute gifts.. Thank you Craft-Bilt for your kindness and generosity!.. Rally for Medicaid.. The Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC joined several other groups at a rally on Thursday at Senator Bob Casey's Philadelphia office thanking him for his efforts to help prevent cuts to Medicaid.. More than 75 attended the rally to express their gratitude and appreciation to Senator Casey for his continued support of individuals who are vulnerable in our community.. Thursday, December 06, 2012.. Vote for PDDC as an Outstanding Do-Gooder!.. Exciting news! PDDC has been nominated for a 2012 Philebrity Award in the category of Outstanding Do-Gooder.. Philebrity.. com is an online publication that offers readers easy navigation to what's happening in politics, the arts, the media and other interesting Philly focused topics.. To win bragging rights, we need you to VOTE for us at.. philebrity.. You can vote once per IP address (use your smartphone, home and work computer and all others).. Don't delay--tell your family, friends and neighbors to cast a VOTE for PDDC.. Voting closes at 3pm on December 19 but goes dark on December 14.. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and pageant on December 19 @ Johnny Brenda's at 9pm sharp.. Admission is free.. Bring joy to all of us at PDDC this holiday season and VOTE today!.. Vote Here:.. http://www.. philebrity.. com/ awards/.. Wednesday, December 5, 2012.. Cultural Collaborations Lecture: Symbolism.. Miranda Clark-Binder, the Curator of Education at La Salle University Art Museum, will discuss the museum's collection of Symbolist works on paper as part of our Cultural Collaborations partnership.. Symbolism was an eighteenth century European art movement focusing on imagination, dreams and spirituality.. Thursday, December 13.. Contact Linda Price at 215-229-4550 X159;.. email.. Wednesday, November 21, 2012.. Giving Thanks.. On Tuesday, SpArc Acting CEO Laura Princiotta presented a certificate of appreciation to Rev.. Kermit and Mrs.. Cindy Newkirk of the Harold O.. Davis Baptist Church for the congregation's thoughtful generosity to our program participants.. For the last several years, Rev.. Kermit Newkirk, his wife Cindy Newkirk, and over 55 volunteers from the Harold O.. Davis Baptist Church congregation have spent a week preparing a Thanksgiving feast for more than 300 of PDDC's clients and hundreds of other community members at the church.. We are deeply grateful for their friendship and support.. Wednesday, November 21.. , 2012.. First Friday Harvest Hop Dance.. Photo by Laurence Kelly/Arc-PDDC.. Guests enjoyed another wonderful First Friday Dance at PDDC Friday, November 2nd.. The theme was Harvest Hop.. Check out our gallery of pictures:.. Tuesday, November 06, 2012.. Dance Update.. Thank you for your support of Arc/PDDC's monthly dances over the last seven years.. During that time, we are so proud that we have been able to keep our ticket prices stable, however, recent budget cuts and rising costs will require us to raise the ticket prices by $1 in 2013.. This change will become effective.. January 4, 2013.. Please notify all necessary parties of this change.. Wednesday, October 24, 2012.. An Open Letter to Ann Coulter.. A powerful message from John Franklin Stephens regarding the R-word.. Tuesday, October 23, 2012.. The Arc of Philadelphia Testifies at Policy Hearing.. Photo by Bonnie Squires.. The Arc of Philadelphia testified at the PA House Democratic Policy Committee hearing yesterday on Special Education in Charter Schools, hosted by the University of the Sciences.. Arc representatives included Board Member Cathy Roccia-Meier, Arc Director Nofre Vaquer and Board Chairman Ken Oakes.. They are pictured here with Rep.. Jim Roebuck (left) and Chairman of the PA House Democratic Policy Committee Mike Sturla (center).. Thursday, October 18, 2012.. Volunteers in Action.. Photo by Laurence Kelly/Arc-PDDC.. Nearly 20 Villanova students, faculty and spouses helped spruce up the grounds, wash vans and prepare for our golf silent auction at The Arc/PDDC on Saturday, September 22.. These dedicated volunteers were celebrating St.. Thomas of Villanova 2012 Day of Community Service.. Twelve students from SJU volunteered at The Arc/PDDC on Saturday, October 6 in support of SJU's Annual Fall Community Service Day.. The students helped clean up the training center, reorganize tables and chairs, remove trash and scrub the kitchen until it sparkled.. Check out our gallery of Villanova pics:.. Check out our gallery of SJU pics:.. Tuesday, October 9, 2012.. PDDC's Cultural Arts Celebrates an Opening in Philadelphia.. PDDC's Cultural Arts Program celebrates the installation of three sculptures they created for the Little Berlin's Fairgrounds, in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.. The opening was held Friday, October 5th for the project called Acient Structures for a Modern World.. Friday, October 5.. Like Us.. !.. We are happy to announce the recent launch of our new Facebook page at.. facebook.. com/sparcphilly.. Log on and like us! You can read all about the latest happenings, upcoming events, and moving stories about our participants and their accomplishments.. Tell your family and friends and friend us today!.. Friday, October 5, 2012.. Arc at Work in the Community.. (L-R) Arc Project Leader and Multi-Lingual Advocate Katharina Mach visits with 4-year-old Isaiah and 10-year-old Francis Karluah, one evening last August.. Katharina has been working with the Karluah Family for nearly 3 years.. Ten-year old Francis was struggling in school and Katharina was called on to help the family find a thoughtful solution for his emotional flare-ups.. Katharina maintains strong ties to the family, checking in on them and noting their progress periodically.. Katharina reports that the family is doing well.. Check Out our gallery of pictures:.. Wednesday, October 3, 2012.. Cultural Arts Sculptural Installation Opening Friday.. For more info about Little Berlin Fairgrounds:.. Contact Mary Hutchins at.. 215.. 229.. 4550.. x144 for more information about the project.. Friday, September 28, 2012.. UNICO Foundation Awards The Arc of Philadelphia.. (L-R) UNICO Member Gloria Cerullo, Arc of Philadelphia Board President Ken Oakes, UNICO Foundation Board Member Joe Cerullo, Arc of Philadelphia Director Nofre Vaquer, past National President Unico International & current SpArc/Arc/PDDC Board member Nick Quercetti, UNICO National Membership & Retention Director Mark McDade, UNICO National Mental Health Chair Barbara Lipari Laborium, SpArc/Arc/PDDC Executive Director Bruce Hulick, UNICO Member Michele McDade, Arc/PDDC Assoc.. Dir.. Marketing and Fundraising Patricia Mecca, SpArc Board President Paul W.. Berenato, Sr.. The Arc of Philadelphia was awarded a $2,000 grant by the UNICO Foundation, an Italian American service organization dedicated to charitable works, higher education and patriotic deeds, at a check presentation ceremony held on Wednesday, September 26.. This grant is a matching gift and will help The Arc reach the next phase of our school to community transition program,.. C.. reating.. E.. nvironments for.. O.. ngoing.. S.. uccess (CEOs) for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.. This program, launched in 2010 with a seed grant from Walmart Foundation, is designed to address the growing gap in funding for integrated vocational training and supports for students with IDD who are graduating high school and interested in competitive employment in the community.. Our deepest thanks to the UNICO membership for their continued support of our efforts and to Arc/PDDC board member and past UNICO National President, Nick Quercetti, for his help in identifying this grant opportunity.. 8th Annual Arc/PDDC Golf Outing a Great Success.. The 8th Annual Arc/PDDC Golf Outing was held on Monday, September 24 at Bala Golf Club.. What a day! Pristine golf conditions, including sunny skies and cool temperatures, set the stage for 128 prominent business and community leaders to golf, network and dine in support of our mission to educate the community regarding inclusion for people with disabilities.. The event was a rousing success, raising record revenue and attracting nearly 150 people for the dinner and silent auction where ShopRite, Walmart, TGI Friday s and The Fresh Grocer were recognized for championing and employing people with disabilities.. The evening was capped off with the golf awards including the winning foursome: Dr.. Ed Cooper, Chick Ceccarelli, Justin Ceccarelli, and Brian Kreamer.. Thursday, September 20, 2012.. PDDC Holds Community Voter Registration Drive.. At least thirty new voters were registered during a recent PDDC voter drive.. Reuben Cruz (pictured here) was pleased to practice voting on a model machine.. PDDC held a community Voter Registration Drive at The Arc of Philadelphia/PDDC on Friday, September 14, 2012.. Representatives from the Philadelphia County Voters Office were there with registration forms, information on obtaining the necessary photo ID s, and a voter s booth to demonstrate how to use the machines.. The public was invited to attend.. Wednesday, September 12, 2012.. First Friday Sports Phanatic Dance.. PDDC Participant Rasheed Lawhorn, and St Joseph's University student, Janelle Fritz greet SJU's Hawk and the Philadelphia Eagle's Swoop.. Photo by Nofre Vaquer/Arc-PDDC.. More than 225 guests at the Sports Phanatic themed First Friday Dance in September enjoyed a double surprise as Eagles mascot Swoop and SJU s Hawk delighted the crowd with warm hugs, high fives, silly antics and funky dance moves.. Revelers posed for photos with the feathered duo and danced to the sounds of DJ Mike from M Entertainment while dining on sandwiches provided by Heathland Hospitality Corporation.. Over 30 student volunteers from St.. Joseph s University and  ...   partnered with a buddy all week long and will complete projects that include print-making, dancing, tile-making, yard and street clean-up, etc.. Go Bulldogs!.. March 12, 2012.. Free Respite for families receiving services through.. Community Behavioral Health.. Spring Break Respite, April 2 - 5, 2012.. Sign Up Beginning March 12, 2012 At participating Boys Girls Club Locations.. Registration Required.. FUN; EXCITING ; SAFE ; ACTIVITIES ; LUNCH ; SNACKS ; GAMES.. REGISTER YOUR CHILD WITH.. The Department of Behavioral Health.. CALL 215.. 685.. 4746.. March 05, 2012.. Special Education Reforms Passed.. Due to your support, special education reforms to benefit children with disabilities passed the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee on Tuesday, March 6.. Thank you for helping to make this happen.. The comprehensive legislation for special education funding and accountability reforms passed the Committee in a.. unanimous vote.. This is.. Senate Bill 1115.. , which is also now up to 30 cosponsors in the Senate.. The next step for SB 1115 is a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee, perhaps in the next week or two, and then a vote on the Senate floor.. The goal is to send this bill to the House by early April and then achieve final adoption along with the annual budget by June 30.. First Friday Mardis Gras Dance.. Guests enjoyed.. another wonderful First Friday Dance at PDDC last Friday.. The Mardi Gras theme included beads, coins and sparkling apple cider.. Here (L-R).. Joshua Gaskin and Wayne Alston celebrate together.. March 02, 2012.. Daily Record Features Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.. Read More:.. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.. February 14, 2012.. The Arc of PA Concerned About Impact of Governor s Budget.. After an initial review, The Arc of Pennsylvania is deeply concerned about Governor Corbett s proposed 2012-13 budget and its impact on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), especially after the funding cuts announced in January for the current fiscal year.. February 10, 2012.. At The White House: President Obama Addresses The Arc.. Friday, February 10th, the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted 150 of The ARC s leaders, members, advocates, and staff from across the country as part of the White House Community Leaders Briefing Series.. Arc of Philadelphia's.. Bruce Hulick.. attended with his son Joe.. Watch Address:.. (L-R).. Ken Oakes, of Mt.. Airy, President of The Arc of Philadelphia; Diane Carey, Executive Director of The Arc of Chester County; Joe Hulick and his father Bruce Hulick, Executive Director of The Arc of Philadelphia, were among the national group of Arc leaders who met at the White House on February 10.. February 3, 2012.. First Friday Sweetheart Dance Another Big Success!.. Lester Thomas.. (center) connects with volunteers Nick Conway and Paolo Santillan, both sophomores at St.. Joseph's University during our First Friday Sweetheart Dance on February 3rd.. Check out our.. January 30, 2012.. TSA Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities.. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the launch of TSA Cares today, a new helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport.. Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787 2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.. For More Info:.. January 20, 2012.. A New Look for The Arc of Philadelphia.. We are pleased to announce that The Arc of Philadelphia has officially adopted the new national Arc logo customized to meet the needs of our marketplace.. In the coming weeks, you will see the new logo in use throughout our website and in all our print and media materials.. If you have any questions or would like an electronic copy of the logo, please contact the Marketing Department at 215.. 4550 x159 or.. pmecca@arcpddc.. January 17, 2012.. Response to Denial of Transplant for Child.. The Arc of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp.. (PDDC) offers the following response to the recent news reports of the transplant case for a three-year old child with intellectual and developmental disabilities:.. We are deeply disturbed by the recent news about a three-year old girl with intellectual and developmental disabilities who allegedly did not qualify for a kidney transplant because she is intellectually and developmentally disabled according to a doctor and social worker at a renowned Philadelphia children s hospital where she was being treated, the little girl s mother blog posted last week.. While we cannot comment on the specific medical issues surrounding this case, we can raise our collective voice on behalf of thousands of individuals with disabilities in the Philadelphia area and their families, and millions of others across the country and around the world, and rigorously advocate and protect the equal rights, health and well-being of all our citizens, regardless of disability.. Join us today! To learn more about how you can get involved and help protect the rights of individuals with disabilities, please contact Nofre Vaquer at 215-229-4550 x112 or.. nvaquer@arcpddc.. January 16, 2012.. Martin Luther King Day of Service.. Ricardo Cantu, a student at Villanova School of Law laughs with his partners while working on a project.. On Monday, January 16.. over 35 volunteers from St.. Joseph s University, Villanova School of Law and one student from St.. Joseph s Preparatory School dedicated their free day to commemorate Martin Luther King by performing community service at the Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC.. Paul W.. , President, SpArc Board of Directors also stopped by to thank these fabulous volunteers for their generous gifts of time! Their service enabled us to tackle some big, time-consuming projects such as: clean-up of West Westmoreland Street, clear out and reorganize the warehouse and creation of PECS (Picture Exchange Communication Systems) books to assist our participants who have difficulty reading and speaking.. Go HAWKS! Go Wildcats!.. January 10, 2012.. Another Great Dance Brings in 2012!.. Luis Velez.. was one of many guests who celebrated 2012 with us at our First Friday Dance on January 6th.. January 06, 2012.. Executive Director of The Arc of Pennsylvania Pays a Visit.. The Arc of Delaware County board member Greg Paninos, PDDC Chief Operating Officer Laura Princiotta, new Executive Director of The Arc of Pennsylvania, Maureen Cronin, Executive Director of The Arc of Philadelphia/PDDC Bruce Hulick, SpArc President Paul W.. Berenato Sr.. , and Director of The Arc of Philadelphia Nofre Vaquer pose for a photo.. Maureen Cronin.. , the new Executive Director of.. The Arc of Pennsylvania.. , paid a visit to The Arc of Philadelphia on Friday to tour our facility and discuss our mission and programs.. Cronin had formerly been with the state Department of Education, in charge of early intervention for children with intellectual disabilities.. Cronin also discussed statewide issues, such as budget cuts to programs like autism, as well as the tuition voucher initiative which so far has failed to gain traction in the legislature.. December 27, 2011.. Cultural Arts Program Director Visits WPEB 88.. 1.. Photo by Patti Mecca.. Linda Price.. , Associate Director of PDDC s.. Cultural Arts Program.. (center), was a recent guest on WPEB 88.. 1 s The Shed Kitchen with hosts Renee McBride-Williams (left) and Karen Dunn (right).. Linda shared her passion for the mission of The Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC, her commitment to the individuals we serve and her departments dedication to a right to creative expression for all individuals.. December 14, 2011.. Craft-Bilt Company Brings Holiday Cheer for 26th Year.. Photos by Bonnie Squires.. Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company executives and staff members delivered holiday gifts at The Arc of Philadelphia facility for the 26th straight year.. (left to right) Amy Gabler, Vice President Debbei Stone, Santa Claus (Richard Ball), Mandy Gebbie, and Inger Stone, wife of company CEO Andy Stone.. Bruce Hulick, Executive Director of the Arc and PDDC was on hand to welcome them.. Christmas arrived early.. for The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation (ARC-PDDC), thanks to the award-winning.. Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company.. of Souderton, maker of sunrooms and awnings.. Craft-Bilt continues to carry on on a holiday tradition which they started in 1986.. On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, Craft-Bilt executives and staff members arrived from Souderton for the 26th year in a row to The Arc and PDDC, at 2350 W.. Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, in order to deliver gifts.. Inger Stone, wife of company CEO Andy Stone, receives a list of needed items from the Arc and PDDC executives, and she shops at Kohl's to fill Christmas wishes.. Then Craft-Bilt's Mandy Gebbie organizes a wrapping party, where all the employees team up to gift-wrap more than 70 sets of gift items, including sweaters, scarves, hats, team jerseys, CDs, comic books and toiletries.. Craft-Bilt's Richard Ball, an account manager, dressed up as Santa Claus, and, after distributing wrapped presents to the clients of PDDC, he walks through the Training Center, distributing small stuffed animals and spreading joy to dozens of more people.. Inger Stone is delighted that the gifts she selected made such a big hit.. Since Debbie Stone, the daughter of the founder and the sister of Andy Stone, company president, had been a special education teacher in the Philadelphia School District for years before joining the family business, she had suggested a project involving the clients of the Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC to begin this tradition.. According to Debbie Stone, the Craft-Bilt employees look forward to this special visit to the Arc and PDDC each year, and they enjoy having contact with their special people.. The smiles and hugs were evidence of the delight which the Craft-Bilt gifts brought to the Arc and PDDC clients.. Craft-Bilt also is a major sponsor of the annual Arc and PDDC Golf Outing, sponsoring several teams of Philadelphia School District students.. October 18, 2011.. Letter of Response Regarding Recent News of Abuse.. The Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC offer the following response to the recent news reports of the alleged criminal behavior against people with disabilities.. Read More.. October 6, 2011.. The Arc meets with SE PA Representative.. In this Photo from left to right is Adam Gattuso, Governor Corbett's SE PA Representative; Bruce Hulick, executive director of The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation (ARC/PDDC); Karen Stokes, Deputy Governor's Representative; and Lt.. Governor Jim Cawley, meeting at the Bellevue state government offices to discuss the state budget and the mission and services which ARC/PDDC offers to hundreds of individuals with intellectual disabilities.. September 26, 2011.. 7th Annual Golf Outing.. The Arc and PDDC would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's golf outing a success.. Over 120 golfers were in attendance at the Bala Golf Club and over 50 sponsors contributed to make this event as well as the silent auction possible.. Your generous donation supports us in our mission to educate our community regarding inclusion for all children and adults with disabilities.. In this photo is the All Phase Electric Group.. To see a list of our sponsors and friends.. CLICK HERE.. September 16, 2011.. Points of Transformation Award for Michael Gerkovich and Shalaine Wallace.. Michael Gerkovich, a direct support professional for the Cultural Arts Center since 2009, and Shalaine Wallace, Clinical Director, were recognized at the Points of Transformation Awards presented by the Philadelphia Intellectual disAbilities Services in September.. Everyday, Mike and Shalaine put PDDC s mission into practice to provide meaningful experiences and a sense of community belonging to the people PDDC supports.. Mike uses his resources and creativity as a working artist to coordinate projects like theater performances, artists books, and gardening.. Mike explains that watching the people in Cultural Arts become more self-sufficient by using the arts and the do it yourself ethos to help them learn valuable social and life skills, is what keeps him motivated, present and accountable to the artists and to his colleagues.. Shalaine has touched the lives of many people over the last ten years but it has been her recent efforts to help a particular person, J.. B.. , that has had a profound, life-changing effect on her.. After thoughtful consideration, she made a decision to begin the process of becoming J.. s life sharing provider.. A huge step that she doesn t take lightly, Shalaine explains that she is ready to embrace the next adventure in her personal life and her career.. She believes she can make a real difference in J.. s life at home and in the community.. The bonds Mike and Shalaine have developed between their colleagues and the people they support can be seen in how people view each as collaborator, trusted confidant, and friend.. Congratulations, Mike and Shalaine!.. September 7, 2011.. Shaky Shaky Planet at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.. Shaky Shaky Planet, a Fringe Festival performance opened at the Painted Bride Art Center to an audience of over one.. hundred.. The Shaky Shaky Players unique theater project combined contemporary performance techniques, original music, and visual arts in a multi-media performance where genres and pop culture references collide with uproarious results.. The project was a collaboration with the artists of the Cultural Art program and multi-media artists E.. Schumacher, M.. Gerkovich and E.. Brintnall.. READ FULL STORY.. August 4, 2011.. House Education Committee Hearings.. House Education Committee hearings were held on Wednesday, July 27 on Temple University s campus about charter schools, tuition vouchers, and other issues regarding funding of education which are only designed for students who attend private and religious schools.. Nofre Vaquer and Bruce Hulick testified on behalf of The Arc along with other nonprofits, educators, and school district and Philadelphia officials.. In this photo are Nofre Vaquer, Director of The Arc, Rep.. Jim Roebuck, Rep.. Scott Conklin and Bruce Hulick, Executive Director of The Arc.. The Arc of Philadelphia is on WPHL 17 s In Focus August 13.. Arc spokesmen, Bruce Hulick, Executive Director and Nofre Vaquer, Director discuss The Arc s mission and vision, who we serve, what we do, what programs and services we offer, and how people can get involved.. READ STORY.. SEE VIDEO.. March 14, 2011.. Welcome University of Georgia Volunteers.. UGA Students will spend their alternative spring break with The Arc/PDDC to complete a week s worth of service projects and community activities.. The students will be paired with a buddy from PDDC for the entire week and together they will be given a tour of Philadelphia.. The students are also instrumental in assisting with the Spring Art Exhibition Opening Reception which is being held at Chestnut Hill College March 16th.. This is the fourth year that UGA students have supported The Arc/PDDC.. Go Bull Dogs!.. See Last Year's Photos.. VIDEO.. December 28, 2010.. Lieutenant Governor elect Jim Cawley visits The Arc/PDDC.. Lieutenant Governor elect Jim Cawley expressed his gratitude and support to The Arc and PDDC for providing terrific supports and services.. During a tour of the newly renovated training center, Cawley affectionately greeted staff and individuals while giving out high fives and hugs to his new friends made during his visit.. Jim Cawley thanked the executive team, and vowed to support people with intellectual disabilities in the future with his work in Harrisburg.. December 21, 2010.. Holiday Open House with Trevor Laws and Temple's Basketball Team.. Trevor Laws, the Eagles defensive tackle along with Temple University Coach Fran Dunphy and the entire men's Temple basketball team; Swoop, the Eagles mascot; and the Hawk, St.. Joseph's University mascot visited The Arc/PDDC for the annual Holiday Open House.. Gifts, games and art supplies which had been collected by Pamela Baker, Esq.. , and her committee at a toy drive at the Ambler Theatre were distributed.. Full Story.. December 14, 2010.. Craft-Bilt celebrates the holidays.. Christmas came a week early to The Arc/PDDC thanks to the award-winning Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company, maker of sunrooms and awnings.. Craft-Bilt continues to carry on a holiday tradition traveling from Souderton for the 25th year to deliver gifts.. Craft-Bilt's Richard Ball, an account manager, dresses up as Santa Claus, and Santa caps and Rudolph antlers on the others.. FULL STORY.. PHOTO ALBUM.. December 4, 2010.. A Day at the Movies.. The Ambler Theater hosted A Day at the Movies , a gift drive and holiday fundraiser for over 350 children and their parents to support The Arc/PDDC and the Kisses for Kyle Foundation.. Arc/PDDC supporter Pamela Baker organized the event and believes in the importance of giving by children during the holiday season.. I am so impressed with this event, I brought my nieces and nephews out today to show them the meaning of giving.. said friend Jamie Paul.. All of the gifts and donations collected at the theater were distributed at The Arc's Holiday Open House.. Gifts were also given to the new initiative Hawk Chalk, a literacy class run by St.. Joe s University volunteers.. December 9, 2010.. The Arc/PDDC Holiday Blitz Fundraiser.. The Arc/PDDC teamed up with the Philadelphia Eagles and hosted a holiday party at Chickie s and Pete s in South Philadelphia.. Nearly 200 guests had the opportunity to mingle with Eagles stars Brent Celek, Todd Herremans, Jon Dorenbos and rookie Brandon Graham.. Eagles alumni Bill Bergey and Tra Thomas were also on hand to sign Eagle's footballs.. Special recognition was given to Arc/PDDC supporter Pamela Baker, Esq.. , who organized a toy donation at the Ambler Theater.. Comcast Sportsnet s Michael Barkann emceed the ceremony, and lamented- these three individuals are sharing so much to those served by The Arc/PDDC.. They are showing everybody what the true meaning of the holiday season.. is all about- the gift of giving.. PHOTO ALBUM.. August 19, 2010.. Independence Hosts Arc of Philadelphia for Day of Friendship and Fun.. U.. S.. National Team and Independence defender Heather Mitts is an active volunteer with Arc of Philadelphia, and The Arc group came equipped with a We Love Heather poster to support their favorite player.. August 5, 2010.. Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Visit.. PDDC friends meet with Eagles players at Lehigh University.. PDDC friends got up close and personal with their favorite Eagles players, Kevin Kolb, Brent Celek, Winston Justice, and Quintin Demps.. FULL STORY.. June 21, 2010.. Eleanor Elkin Honored with Lifetime of Service Award at The Arc's 62nd Annual Meeting.. The Arc of Philadelphia honored Mrs.. Elkin for her lifetime of service to people with developmental disabilities, in an evening dedicated to the memory of Elkin's late son Richard.. who had been an active and long-time participant PDDC.. Ken Oakes, president of The Arc of Philadelphia, presented Eleanor Elkin with the first Eleanor Elkin Lifetime of Service Award, created in honor of her decades of advocacy and commitment to The Arc.. Elkin has served in her long career as president of The Arc of U.. , as well as president of The Arc of Pennsylvania and a leader in international efforts on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities.. She was also active in the movement to close Pennhurst and move people with developmental disabilities out of institutions and into the community.. March 14, 2010.. Peace.. Love.. Philly.. UGA Alternative Spring Break.. For the third year in a row, 21 students from the University of Georgia dedicated their Spring Break to serving The Arc/PDDC family while getting the opportunity to immerse themselves in Philadelphia s culture.. The students were paired with a buddy for the week and worked alongside each other to complete several service projects.. VIDEO.. Art Exhibition at City Hall.. The artists of the Cultural Arts program have been given a great venue to showcase their artwork at Philadelphia City Hall.. On Thursday evening, March 8th an opening night reception was attended by over 200 guests including local politicians and luminaries from the art community.. Guests enjoyed hors d oeuvres from ShopRite and the musical talents Jeff Torchon Jazz Trio.. The art work will be on display in Philadelphia City Hall through May 21st.. January 28, 2010.. Artist Dwayne Boone has lunch with Eagles tight end Brent Celek and his wife Susie along with PDDC's Associate Directors Linda Price and Michael Barnes to celebrate Brent's birthday.. Dwayne presents the Celek's with 3 beautiful portrait paintings of Brent playing football and of he and his wife.. January 15, 2010.. Health Care: Focus on Autism.. Coverage of autism treatment a bumpy road, families find Philadelphia Business Journal - by John George Staff Writer..

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    Descriptive info: All events take place at The Arc/PDDC, 2350 West Westmoreland unless otherwise noted.. **DANCE UPDATE**.. $6 for adults.. $4 for children.. 6 under FREE.. APRIL.. Thursday, April 11th.. Saturday, April 13th.. -.. Auditions.. a city wide talent show for people with disabilities.. 1:00-6:00 PM Thursday.. 1:00-3:00 PM Saturday.. Opening reception Saturday, April 13 from 6 to 8 PM.. B2 is presenting the artwork of three artists from PDDC's Cultural Arts Center who share a common aesthetic.. John Hoggan, Santos Vasquez and Fredrick Williams each use delicate pencil lines to define their drawings based on scenes from both pop culture and from their personal lives.. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, April 12 through Wednesday, May  ...   12 through Wednesday, May 8, with an opening reception Saturday, April 13 from 6 to 8 PM.. JUNE.. FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013.. Prom Night First Friday Dance Party.. JULY.. FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013.. Red, White and Blue Jam First Friday Dance Party.. AUGUST.. FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013.. Beach Party Luau First Friday Dance Party.. SEPTEMBER.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013.. Sports Fanatic First Friday Dance Party.. 9th Annual Golf Outing, Dinner & Auction.. The Bala Golf Club.. 2200 Belmont Avenue.. OCTOBER.. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013.. Monster Bash First Friday Dance Party.. NOVEMBER.. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013.. Harvest Hop First Friday Dance Party.. DECEMBER.. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013.. Snow Ball First Friday Dance Party.. BACK TO TOP.. The Voice Newsletter..

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    Descriptive info: Become a member of our team.. Career Opportunities.. If you are interested in helping others achieve potential, realize opportunities and have choices, please consider joining our team.. Thank you for considering The Arc/PDDC and for being a part of improving the lives of others.. POSITIONS AVAILABLE.. Associate Director of Marketing Development -.. Description.. Direct Service Professional - Training Center -.. Direct Support Professional - (Part-time) - Community Supports -.. Employment Specialist -.. Human Resources Administrator (Part-time) -.. Janitorial Servicces Staff (Part-time) -.. Job Readiness Specialist -.. Program Specialist (Part-time) - Clinical -.. OUR VALUES.. We demonstrate respect and appreciation of individual differences, commitment to provide the best to those we serve, support our colleagues and fellow team members, and demonstrate a high degree of cooperation and commitment to organizational goals.. We behave in a manner reflecting our core values of fairness, accountability, respect, dignity, and compassion for all.. SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO:.. Human Resources.. The Arc of Philadelphia/PDDC.. fax.. 215-229-2298.. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.. The Arc/PDDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone, for any reason.. All staff are required to submit child abuse and criminal history clearances, medical verification and negative drug and alcohol testing results.. Employment Stories.. Cecelia s story.. I started out as a volunteer wanting to help families obtain resources for their children.. People at The Arc/PDDC appreciated my work.. They saw something in me and ask me to join their staff as a  ...   PDDC has provided me with many different opportunities along the way which keeps me fresh in my thinking, allowing me to develop different skills, and offering me the chance to work alongside different colleagues.. I am trusted to do my job without anyone hanging over me.. I have been able to approach my bosses with concerns and have felt listened to.. I believe in treating the people in job transition with same respect that I have been given as an employee.. READ MORE IN THE VOICE 2011 SUMMER ISSUE.. Mike s story.. For months before joining PDDC, I heard about how the Cultural Arts Program was using different art mediums to help individuals express themselves, build confidence, and improve their ability to relate to others.. Having a chance to use art and help people grow is exactly what I was looking for; so a year ago I joined the organization.. Every day is an opportunity for me to contribute to the lives of the people we serve.. We place a strong emphasis on building positive relationships in addition to using a highly individualized approach in our work.. We benefit from each other s diverse perspectives and experiences.. I have found a place for myself here.. Employee Stories.. Cecelia.. I started out as a volunteer wanting to help families.. READ MORE.. Beverly.. READ MORE.. Mike.. I heard about how the Cultural Arts Program was using different art mediums to help individuals express themselves..

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  • Title: Welcom to The Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC - Espanol
    Descriptive info: CONTÁCTENOS.. The Arc of Philadelphia / PDDC.. Número Telefónico.. Horas.. De Lunes a Viernes: 8:15am - 4:15pm.. Entrevistador Inicial.. 215-229-4550 Extensión.. 186, Marisol Vasquez.. Para niños y adultos con o sin discapacidades.. Yo puedo ayudarle en determinar cual tipo de servicio es mejor para Usted.. CAPACITACIÓN Y EMPLEO.. Este programa es auspiciado por OVR y OMR.. A continuación una lista de oportunidades educativas y de capacitación.. Capacitación para empleos de oficina.. Capacitación para servicios alimenticios.. Servicios Medioambientales, Servicios de Conserje.. Envío.. Envasado y Ensamblaje.. Cuidado de Salud en Casa.. Capacitación para Cuidado de Niños.. Club de trabajo..  ...   del Mes.. Show de Talento Anual.. HÁGASE MIEMBRO.. Cuándo Usted se convierta en miembro del Arca de Filadelfia, Usted estará patrocinando una persona con discapcidades intelectuales a poder realizar su sueños.. Nosotros proveeremos capacitación de trabajo, programas recreativos, vivienda asequible, servicios para personas mayores, y apoyo a las comunidades.. Contribuya a la Arca de Filadelfia y haga una diferencia.. Para convertirse en un Nuevo miembro, contribuya con al menos $15.. Envíe su cheque por correo a nombre de The Arc of Philadelphia a:.. Membership / Membresía.. Por favor incluya su nombre, dirección, correo electrónico y número telefónico..

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    Descriptive info: Welcome to the The Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC.. We invite you to join our community as we work to create a world of opportunity and choice for people with disabilities.. CONTACT US.. Phone.. Hours.. Monday through Friday: 8:15am - 4:15pm.. Intake.. 215-229-4550 Ext.. For children and adults with and without disabilities.. I can help you figure what type of service works best for you.. Yo hablo espanol.. TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT.. Below is a list of educational and training opportunities.. Clerical Training.. Food Service Training.. Environmental Services, Janitorial  ...   ARTS AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES.. Annual Talent Show.. BECOME A MEMBER.. When you become a member of The Arc of Philadelphia, you are supporting a person with intellectual disabilities to realize his or her dreams.. We provide job training, recreational programs, affordable housing, services for the aging, and community supports.. Give to the Arc of Philadelphia and make a difference.. To become a new member, donate at least $15.. Mail your check payable to The Arc of Philadelphia to:.. Membership.. Please include your name, address, email and phone number..

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    Descriptive info: About Us.. Arc Advocacy.. PDDC Services.. The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation have been committed to the vision of ensuring that people are provided with supports and services of the highest quality.. Founded in 1948 by parents who sought better services for their children, The Arc of Philadelphia is one of the first Arc chapters in the United States.. The parents who created The Arc labored tirelessly for the equal rights and human dignity of people with disabilities at a time when institutionalization was the norm.. In subsequent years, The Arc through its staff and Membership.. has become a powerful voice in shaping the service landscape for people with disabilities.. As an early pioneer, we campaigned for the right of education for children,.. regardless of ability and promoted integrated services for children and adults with disabilities.. At every step in the struggle for equal rights, Arc has been a  ...   arm, PDDC, to focus on a mission of vocational training and independent, competitive employment.. One of the primary goals of The Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation is to expose our program participants: people with a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities, senior citizens and people with physical disabilities to the community.. We do this in a number of ways: through Business Partnerships we have contracted work sites where participants earn a paycheck by providing a service, being involved in our Cultural Arts which includes attendance at cultural events such as concerts and plays, volunteer activities in the community and community supports including placing people in employment to support independent living.. Our intention is supporting people through advocacy, education, culture and employment to live their lives with maximum satisfaction and the highest level of independence.. We have served the community for over 25 years with and are continually searching for new opportunities to excel..

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    Descriptive info: Our Executive Team.. LAURA PRINCIOTTA.. Chief Executive Officer, SpArc.. Ext.. 124.. BIO.. NOFRE VAQUER.. Director, The Arc of Philadelphia.. 112.. CHRISTINE OSTROWSKI.. Controller, SpArc.. 132.. Board of Directors.. PDDC BOARD.. ARC BOARD.. SpArc Board.. Parent organization of The Arc of Philadelphia and PDDC.. PAUL W.. BERENATO, SR.. President.. JUDY GRAN, ESQ.. Director.. ANN COSFOL.. MATTHEW HAGARTY.. NORMA CARTER, ESQ.. KEN OAKES.. HEATHER GIORDANELLA, ESQ.. NICK QUERCETTI.. REGINALD FULLER..

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    Descriptive info: Choose your path at PDDC and become a part of our community.. Earn a paycheck while you develop job.. readiness skills.. Family Packet.. Supports Coordinator Packet.. Discover your innate talent through the creative and performing arts.. Become more connected to your community and gain greater independence.. Network with business partners such as Tasty Baking Company and have access to a pool of motivated, trained employees.. Business Partner Packet.. Cultural Arts Blog.. PDDC Brochure.. 2012 PDDC 2350 West Westmoreland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-229-4550..

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    Descriptive info: Friends Supporters.. Creating a world of opportunity for people with disabilities.. Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the 8th Annual Golf Outing, Dinner, and Silent Auction, September 24, 2012.. Premier Sponsors.. Partners.. Thank you to our ongoing friends and supporters.. Bonnie Squires Consulting.. Chestnut Hill College.. University of Georgia.. Saint Joseph's University.. LaSalle University.. Johnson Kendall Johnson.. Acro Display.. Impacting Your People.. J.. Pekala Associates, Inc.. Insurance.. Metropolitan Management Communities.. All-Phase  ...   Memorial Baptist Church.. Office Max.. CraftBilt Manufacturing Co.. Charon Planning.. Friday's City Ave.. For tax purposes, and as required by the omnibus Budget Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, SpArc/Arc/PDDC are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, publicly supported organizations.. Please contact us if you require our Federal Tax IDs.. We suggest that you consult with your tax advisor for complete information about tax deductibility.. No goods or services are provided to contributor in exchange for any contribution..

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