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November is Assistive Technology Awareness Month

As we celebrate Assistive Technology (AT) Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation is sharing the message that AT can help people with disabilities live with more independence, safety, productivity, and with an improved quality of life. The PA Assistive Technology Foundation is committed to helping people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians with information

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Disability Pride Central PA

Disability Pride PA and the Disability Pride Central PA committee are hosting its inaugural Disability Pride Central PA on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Harrisburg’s Capitol Complex. The celebration will include disability advocates, guest speakers, live performances, food trucks, resource tables, and a parade. The overall goal is to promote the pride

Monkeypox: What You Need To Know Webcast

On August 4, 2022, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Since then, every state and Washington, D.C. has recorded cases of the virus. As of Sept. 20, 2022, the CDC reported 24,203 total confirmed monkeypox cases in the United States. Of those cases, 3 percent, or 708 total, were

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Are You Ready to Vote?

Pennsylvania’s (PA) general election is November 8, 2022. The last day to register for the general election is October 24, 2022. You can register online at: Pennsylvania Online Voter Registration Application. You may also register with a paper application. Paper applications may be downloaded from the PA Voter Service website, but must

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October is Disability Employment and Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Governor Tom Wolf recently signed official proclamations declaring October 2022 as both Disability Employment and Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Governor signed the two proclamations to recognize the over 200,000 individuals living with Down Syndrome in the United States, and to re-establish the Commonwealth's commitment to welcoming the talents of all people,

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New Episode of A Supporter’s Toolbox

A new episode of the ODP Podcast, A Supporter's Toolbox, is now available to listen to on MyODP. A Supporter's Toolbox is an audio series on a dedicated topic with a targeted audience in mind. Each podcast has a duration of 7-10 minutes and focuses on getting tools to Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)

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ASD@PSU Seminar Series

The ASD@PSU seminar series brings university stakeholders together to discuss innovative work, explore new potential collaborations, and provide input into strategic initiatives in support of the autism community.  The ASD@PSU Team invites you to join them for their Virtual ASD@PSU Monthly Seminar Series on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from Noon-1:00 pm to

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Tech First SHIFT – Dustin A. Wright Tech Champion Award

Tech First SHIFT announced this week that Sharon Thomas with KenCrest was chosen as a winner of the Dustin A. Wright Tech Champion Award. This award was established to memorialize Dustin A. Wright, Founder of Disability Cocoon, and pioneer in the Technology First movement. This Direct Support Professional embodies what it means