September is FASD Awareness Month

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

September is FASD Awareness Month (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder). This is an expansion of FASD Awareness Day that has been held each year on September 9th since 1999. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy and the challenges of individuals

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Request For Applications – Bullying Prevention & Safe Relationships

Funding opportunity - Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) Bullying Prevention and Safe Relationships (BPSR) Program The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health is pleased to announce a request for applications for its Bullying Prevention and Safe Relationships program. GOALThe Bullying Prevention and Safe Relationships (BPSR) Program

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ODP Thanks You For Your Feedback!

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) would like to thank you for taking the time to complete the 2023 Supporting Families Survey about your satisfaction with the support received and topics of interest for improved supports from Supports Coordinators (SC).  Over 300 individuals and family members took the survey.  We understand that

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ODP Reissues The Gold Book

The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs has published its latest edition of the Gold Book. The Gold Book is intended to be a comprehensive guide for families as they enter and navigate the ODP service system. The service system that is supported by the Office of Developmental Programs is varied and vast.

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Technology Task Force Newsletter: Technology Today Volume 5

ODP's Technology Taskforce has published its Technology Today: Volume 5 July 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

2023 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference

2023 PA Community of Practice Transition Conference

August 9 and 10, 2023 Registration is still open for the 2023 Pennsylvania Community of Practice Transition Conference. The conference will offer in-person and virtual training opportunities to accommodate those who cannot travel. The in-person conference will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. The deadline to

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Communication Corner – July is Disability Pride Month

Each year we celebrate July as Disability Pride Month.  It’s a time to celebrate and advocate for a more inclusive world! What can YOU do to make a difference for someone with communication needs? Support access always!Ensure a person’s communication device is always available.Have interpreters available. If you notice someone does not

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PA Human Relations Commission – 2023 disAbility Conference

July 20, 2023Harrisburg Hilton1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission invites you to join register for the 2023 disAbility Conference. This conference is for individuals with disabilities, advocates, human resource mangers, supervisors, disability related organizations, or anyone looking to get more information on how individuals with disabilities