Five people with their hands on top of each other in a huddle

Lancaster Lebanon Employment Coalition Merger

The Lancaster County Employment Coalition and Lebanon County Works With Us Coalition merged in January in order to strengthen the group's role as a resource for the Employment Specialists, schools, and businesses. The purpose of the Lancaster Lebanon Employment Coalition is to provide education and resources surrounding waiver and non-waiver employment services,


FEMA Seeking Leaders for Youth Preparedness Council Applications

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for students in grades eight through eleven interested in supporting disaster preparedness to join the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). Why is it Important for Youth to Apply? FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council in 2012 to bring together young leaders from across the country

A close up of a persons' arm receiving a vaccine.

ID Connect January Newsletter

ODP has partnered with Infectious Disease Connect (ID Connect) to release a newsletter centered on the latest in health news. ID Connect is an organization that connects patients, pharmacists, and healthcare providers to infectious disease experts. ID Connect has led a series of educational "Town Hall" style webinars for ODP centered on

A laptop on a table with hands typing. A cup of coffee and a plant sit on either side of the laptop

MyODP Supportive Technology Resources – Virtual Roadshow Presentations & Technology Today Newsletter

Have you visited the Supportive Technology resource center on MyODP? The new Supportive Technology page on MyODP is home to information from ODP's Technology Taskforce including newsletters, guidance, and presentations on supportive technology - Including remote supports, assistive technology, and more. ODP's Technology Taskforce recently held a series of virtual "roadshow" presentations

PA Family Network

PA Family Network Emergency Preparedness Workshop Series

PA Family Network invites you to join its workshop series on Emergency Preparedness. This series is for families and self-advocates alike. The series wraps in March with in-person summits. For more information and to register for your local summit follow this link: Summits - Important Information FREE to-go Emergency bag, $100

ASERT with an outline of Pennsylvania State around the text

ODP ASERT Training Needs Survey

Pennsylvania ASERT is conducting a survey of professionals supporting individuals on the autism spectrum to assess their training needs. The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT) is a statewide initiative funded by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) To better support professionals assisting individuals on the autism spectrum and their

Just SO (short-term Online) Speech Services

Just SO (Short-term Online) Speech Services

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is excited to announce a new program available for any individual registered with ODP. ODP has funded online Speech and Language Pathology services through TechOWL at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Individuals and their families/teams can receive up to 10 hours of virtual services

close up of the US congressional building on a dollar bill

ABLE Age Adjustment Act Passed by Congress

The US Congress has passed H.R.1219 - ABLE Age Adjustment Act, which lowers the age of disability onset to qualify for an ABLE savings account and increases the account savings limit. The bill, originally introduced on the senate floor by Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA in February of 2021, expands ABLE program eligibility