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Technology Task Force Newsletter: Technology Today Volume 6

ODP's Technology Taskforce has published its Technology Today: Volume 6 October 2023. The purpose of the newsletter is to seek out methods of supporting individuals with disabilities, family members, and providers with resources, events, and other important updates in the assistive technology world. This includes compilations of resources that support individuals through

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Registration open for the 2024 Everyday Lives Conference

January 9 - January 11, 2024 The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) invites you to register for the 2024 Everyday Lives Conference! The Everyday Lives Conference is a training conference aimed at empowering people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals that support them. The Everyday Lives Conference returns to an in-person

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PA Transition Tidbits Newsletter

The Pennsylvania Community on Transition brings you its PA Transition Tidbits Newsletter for October. The Pennsylvania Community on Transition is a group of various stakeholders from across Pennsylvania who work collaboratively to ensure appropriate transition outcomes for Pennsylvania youth and young adults. The group's latest newsletter, available to view at this link,

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Pennsylvania Workforce Plan Listening Session

The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board is hosting Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) listening sessions as part of its overall WIOA Combined State Plan Development. The PA Workforce Development Board invites you to provide input on Pennsylvania’s 2024-2028 workforce development strategies for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan. This

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Reasonable Accommodations & Modifications Webinar

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission invites you to join them on Wednesday, October 25 for a virtual event at 12 p.m. During this month’s Fair Housing Empower Hour, learn how to handle requests for changes to homes and policies so that individuals with disabilities can use & enjoy their housing. Register today.

Sensory-Friendly Holiday Tips

Written by: Members of the ODP Tech Taskforce The holidays can be a wonderful time of year. They can also be very stimulating, even over-stimulating. There can be parties with new or unfamiliar people. There are bright lights lining the streets, new decorations around every corner, and smells of meals made for

Charting the LifeCourse

Written by: Members of the ODP Tech Taskforce "Charting the LifeCourse" is a comprehensive framework that helps individuals and families plan and achieve their life goals by providing a person-centered approach to planning. It offers a range of tools and principles to support individuals with disabilities in achieving their desired outcomes and

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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