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Registration is Now Open for PATC 2023

November 7 – November 9, 2023 Registration is now open for the 2023 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC). PATC will be conducted virtually for three-days. The schedule includes presentations and panels from subject matter experts, providers, self-advocates, and families. Personal narratives will be interspersed throughout the conference in an effort to highlight the perspective

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The 2023 Lifesharing Conference

Registration is open for the 2023 Lifesharing Conference being held at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA on October 23 & 24, 2023. The preliminary conference agenda is available to view on the event registration page. The early bird discounted registration rate is available through September 30th. To access the group overnight

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Now Hiring Employment Specialists

The Pennsylvania Family Network (PAFN) is looking to fill six part-time Employment Specialist positions across the state. This position will provide peer to peer education, technical assistance and mentoring to families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or autism who wish to seek employment. If you would like to apply, email

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Building Your Financial House

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s (PHFA) “Building Your Financial House” (BYFH) is a comprehensive financial education dedicated to help participants build a strong financial foundation and a brighter future! The PHFA provides Pennsylvanians with financial resources and counselling to help them along their homebuying journeys. Think financial education is boring and just

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Let’s Commemorate the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: The Power of Independent Living & Employment

The Administration on Disabilities (AoD) Disability Employment TA Center's National Community of Practice (CoP) webinar, "Let’s Commemorate the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: The Power of Independent Living & Employment", will be hosted Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 3:00-4:00 P.M. ET.The month of September marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Rehabilitation Act

MyODP Supporters Toolbox: A Life Worth Living

Having meaning or purpose in life is connected to overall health, happiness, and life satisfaction - it can make ANY life worth living. We will talk about ways to support someone to discover their meaning to make even those bad days more bearable. MyODP Supporters Toolbox: A Life Worth Living

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PA Regional Collaboratives For Supporting Families Summit Brings Together Naturally-Connected Communities

The 2023 Pennsylvania Regional Collaboratives For Supporting Families Summit sponsored by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) was held August 14 and 15, 2023. Pennsylvania's Regional Collaboratives for Supporting Families are naturally-connected communities in which ODP stakeholders from all walks of life create local networks of support for the families of