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Holiday Season Health & Safety Reminders

As the holiday season approaches, remember to protect yourself and others by staying up to date with your COVID-19 and flu vaccines.  You may be eligible to receive your flu vaccine at the same time as a recommended COVID-19 vaccine. Your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist can help you decide if you should

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Project Reassure: Fostering Resilience for Neurodiverse Communities

Penn State College of Medicine invites professionals who serve neurodiverse populations to join its Project Reassure training series. The training comes at no cost and participants are eligible for training hours. The eight session Project Reassure ECHO series provides participants with strategies in supporting neurodiverse individuals struggling with anxiety related to the

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Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides funds and discounts for families and households struggling to afford internet service. You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line. Click here to check your household’s eligibility. Eligible households may

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PA Family Network Virtual Summits

The PA Family Network is hosting a series of Virtual Summits unique to each region to allow participants to hear from local experts with resources focused on Long Term Planning and Housing Options. Families and individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability are encouraged to join. Seminar Sessions Will Include: Keynote Speaker: David Gates

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Communication Corner – Communication Tips during Holiday Gatherings

Don’t expect perfection, the holidays can be triggering, hard, and overstimulating for some Double check for understanding Be patient – allow extra time for processing Allow frequent breaks in a quiet space – group settings can be exhausting Be aware of everyone’s sensory needs If the person uses a device or aided

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

Earlybird Registration for The Charting the LifeCourse Showcase is Now Open

Registration for the Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) Showcase is now open. The CtLC Showcase is the annual event hosted by the LifeCourse Nexus – a national training and technical assistance center – which is housed at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Institute for Human Development. The 7th Annual CtCL Showcase

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PA Assistive Technology Foundation Publishes Financial Education Publications

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) has issued new editions of its Cents and Sensibility and the accompanying educators manual. The 7th edition of Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management addresses the financial education needs of people with disabilities, while providing strategies, activities, and resources for anyone who wants to

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2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

The Administration for Community Living is seeking input on the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers by November 30th. The 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers was created to support family caregivers of all ages, from youth to grandparents, and regardless of where they live or what caregiving looks like

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Communication Corner – November Honors National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

As people age, there are often changes in communication.  If a person also has Alzheimer’s Disease those changes may be even more pronounced.  As good communication partners, we should change our communication to better match their needs.  Below is a link to our Communication and Alzheimer’s Disease infographic.  It contains some great

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