The Arc of Chester County’s Advocates work on issues relevant to people with disabilities in Chester County with the ultimate goal of achieving an Everyday Life for individuals with disabilities and their families. They do this through:
Governmental Affairs Meetings
Self-advocates, staff, parents, and community members meet to talk about issues that are important to them related to the disability community. The attendees collaborate and discuss best practices for contacting local legislators and educating the public on topics that are relevant to individuals with disabilities.
Our Annual Legislative Breakfast
The Arc of Chester County continues to prioritize legislative issues and has remained actively involved throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including outreach to legislators, attending virtual hearings, and hosting virtual events. Our goal is to be a liaison between local legislators and the public, sharing important information on issues that affect our community with disabilities.
Attendance at the Disabilities Rally in Harrisburg
Each year, The Arc of Chester County has a group of staff and self-advocates attend the Rally in the Rotunda in the Capital Building in Harrisburg. Here, The Arc of Chester County partners with The Arc of Pennsylvania and chapters from across the state to discuss and advocate for issues that are important to our members.