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General Resources and Position Papers

Sometimes you need a thorough but concise summary of the information on a topic. For that we've compiled general resources on a variety of topics. We also have written several position papers which give our official position on various topics. 


The Arc of PA produces several regular publications, including our quarterly PA Message Newsletter, which is available in print as well as in digital form. Regular advocacy updates are available to members through the In Touch e-newsletter.

Legislation and Advocacy

One of the central roles of The Arc of Pennsylvania is to inform people with disabilities and lead them in action on legislation which effects them.

Learn to be an advocate with these advocacy training materials, which we call Advocacy 101.

Subscribe to Action Alerts to stay up to date!

We follow the PA state budget process closely - check here for those documents.

Include Me and Discovery

Our Include Me program, which helps pre-school and school age kids with disabilities be included in classrooms, has its own website which you should check out for resources on that program. Discovery is an exciting program which helps youth and young adults with disabilities find meaningful and fulfilling jobs. 

Historical Documents

If you want to learn more about the history of The Arc of PA, please download these historical documents

Organizational Documents

If you need access to our by-laws or other organizational documents, you'll find them for download here.

Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)

For documents related to ODP, click here.

Other Organizations

The Arc of PA works alongside many other organizations for the cause of disability rights. Visit their websites for more information.