DJ Party at Disability Pride Capitol Region

DJ Party at Disability Pride

Disability Pride PA is hosting a DJ dance party at the Harrisburg Capitol Complex on Saturday, October 7 from 11 AM to 3 PM. The party will feature accessible games for all ages, a selfie spot, resource tables, and a sensory friendly "chill zone". Registration comes with a free lunch ticket and

Philadelphia's Employment 1st Stakeholder Strategic Planning Event

Philadelphia Employment First Stakeholder Strategic Planning Event

Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services is hosting its Employment First Stakeholder Strategic Planning Event on Thursday, October 19. The event invites stakeholders to join for a meeting to brainstorm new ideas to increase employment opportunities for individuals

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Four Free In-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Beginning September 25, 2023, each US household may order up to 4 free COVID-19 at-home test kits. The kits can be delivered directly to your home. You may order your free tests online ( You may also call call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489). The U.S. government will continue to make COVID-⁠19 tests available to uninsured

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NIH designates people with disabilities as a population with health disparities

On Tuesday, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), designated people with disabilities as a population with health disparities for research supported by the National Institutes of Health. The decision was made in consultation with Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D., the director of the Agency for

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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

Disability Employment TA Center

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