Ms. Cronin is the Executive Director for the Arc of Pennsylvania, a chapter of The Arc US, the largest civil rights advocacy organization for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families.  Prior to this position she served with in Pennsylvania’s state government in a number of disability service related roles including licensing, the statewide waiver coordinator and finally as the Bureau Director for Early Intervention services birth to five.  The Preschool Early Intervention number of children Receiving their Early Intervention services with typically developing peers, increased from a long standing 50% to 70% in the first three years she was the Bureau Director.  Her passion for persons with disabilities started as a teenager in the Arc of Montgomery County.  Her many experiences including being part of the closure of Pennhurst Center and being a parent of a child with disabilities have led her to the strong  commitment that we must work every day to include all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their schools and communities.