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Disability Pride PA – Upcoming Events in Philadelphia

Disability Pride PA is hosting a series of events in the Philadelphia region for self-advocates, family advocates, and other disability community allies. April 19, 2023 - Philadelphia's Mayoral Candidates Town Hall on Disability, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, in-person tickets are sold out but registration is still available for livestream tickets. Register.

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Communication Corner – April is Autism Acceptance Month!

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is now the fastest growing developmental disorder impacting 1 in 36 people.  Additionally, 40% of those with ASD have limited speech or do not communicate through speech. Communication is how we connect and build relationships as well as meet our own needs.  Communication, however, it is done, is


Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council Seeking Grant Applications

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC) is seeking grant applicants for its 2023 application period. Applications are due Wednesday, May 3, 2023. PADDC provides funding for programs that align with its vision of a commonwealth where all people are valued and thrive. Specifically, PADDC is looking to fund programs that: Create learning

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Beyond Autism Awareness: What’s Next?

April 19th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm The ASERT Collaborative (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training), The Philadelphia Autism Project, and The Policy Impact Project will be hosting a webinar to provide a platform for autistic self-advocates, family members, and others in the autism community to discuss what comes next after

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April is Workplace Violence Awareness Month

April is recognized as Workplace Violence Awareness Month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Workplace violence is the act or threat of violence, ranging from verbal abuse to physical assaults directed toward persons at work or on duty. 76% of workplace violence

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance Month. Please help the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) share the proclamation signed by Governor Josh Shapiro that celebrates the contributions of Pennsylvanians with autism. Governor Shapiro highlights the Commonwealth’s commitment to supporting individuals with autism in the proclamation, stating: WHERAS, there are more than 55,000 children and adults

7th Annual Charting the Lifecourse Showcase 2023 Early Bird Registration now open!

7th Annual Charting the LifeCourse Showcase

The LifeCourse Nexus will be hosting its annual Charting The LifeCourse Showcase from May 2nd to May 4th, 2023 in Kansas City. The LifeCourse Nexus is a national training and technical assistance center housed at the University of Missouri Kansas Institute for Human Development. The Charting the LifeCourse framework is a pillar

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Nour Coffee Shop Grand Opening On World Down Syndrome Day

Nour Coffee Shop in Camp Hill, PA celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 to mark World Down Syndrome Day. Nour was created with competitive integrated employment in mind, meaning workers of all ability levels work together. “We want people of all abilities working side by side in the same

Calling All Writers

ASDNext Looking For Self-Advocate Writers

ASDNext is looking for self-advocates on the autism spectrum who are interested in writing blogs for its website and social media pages. Writers can write about themselves, their lives with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their hobbies, and other important areas in their lives. ASDNext is a collaborative run by The Autism Services,