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Brittany Gunning is an Inclusion Specialist for The Arc of Philadelphia’s Include Me program. Inclusion Specialists are prepared to provide onsite support and training for school personnel/student teams, including administrators, general and special education teachers, guidance counselors, school nurses, para-professionals and support staff, as well as family members of children with disabilities in Pennsylvania school districts. We talked with Brittany to learn more about her role and why it is important.

Your voice is needed to help us understand barriers and inequities that people with disabilities in our communities have experienced through the pandemic. 

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The Arc of Philadelphia is continuing its work to ensure inclusion for all individuals by partnering with property developers to provide access to housing, enabling independent living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Virtual Interviews are being held on Tuesday 11/23/21 for the DSP positions.

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.

The Arc of Philadelphia and SpArc Services had a great semester hosting Nina and Tierney, students in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Jefferson University. Nina and Tierney got involved with our organization through our HealthMeet program, an initiative of The Arc of Philadelphia that connects  with students in the health professions to teach them about inclusive medicine and working with people with disabilities.

We sat down with Tierney and Nina to hear more about what they learned during the semester and how they applied their occupational therapy curriculum to projects and activities designed for program participants.

Recently we had a Q&A with Mervin Giddins, Job Developer/ Job Coach. Get to know "Merv" by reading the full session.

The Arc of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that the William Penn Foundation will be the lead supporter of our 2021-2022 Parent IEP Training program.

Read about SpArc Cultural Arts staff member, Fred Henzel, who is also a working artist in Philadelphia. He discusses his background in the arts, how he infuses the arts into his daily work, and what he's learned at SpArc.

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