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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

Philadelphia's Employment 1st Stakeholder Strategic Planning Event

Philadelphia Employment First Stakeholder Strategic Planning Event

Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services is hosting its Employment First Stakeholder Strategic Planning Event on Thursday, October 19. The event invites stakeholders to join for a meeting to brainstorm new ideas to increase employment opportunities for individuals

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Four Free In-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Beginning September 25, 2023, each US household may order up to 4 free COVID-19 at-home test kits. The kits can be delivered directly to your home. You may order your free tests online ( https://special.usps.com/testkits) You may also call call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489). The U.S. government will continue to make COVID-⁠19 tests available to uninsured

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NIH designates people with disabilities as a population with health disparities

On Tuesday, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), designated people with disabilities as a population with health disparities for research supported by the National Institutes of Health. The decision was made in consultation with Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D., the director of the Agency for

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Registration is Now Open for PATC 2023

November 7 – November 9, 2023 Registration is now open for the 2023 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC). PATC will be conducted virtually for three-days. The schedule includes presentations and panels from subject matter experts, providers, self-advocates, and families. Personal narratives will be interspersed throughout the conference in an effort to highlight the perspective

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The 2023 Lifesharing Conference

Registration is open for the 2023 Lifesharing Conference being held at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA on October 23 & 24, 2023. The preliminary conference agenda is available to view on the event registration page. The early bird discounted registration rate is available through September 30th. To access the group overnight