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Now Hiring Employment Specialists

The Pennsylvania Family Network (PAFN) is looking to fill six part-time Employment Specialist positions across the state. This position will provide peer to peer education, technical assistance and mentoring to families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or autism who wish to seek employment. If you would like to apply, email

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Building Your Financial House

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s (PHFA) “Building Your Financial House” (BYFH) is a comprehensive financial education dedicated to help participants build a strong financial foundation and a brighter future! The PHFA provides Pennsylvanians with financial resources and counselling to help them along their homebuying journeys. Think financial education is boring and just

Disability Employment TA Center

Let’s Commemorate the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: The Power of Independent Living & Employment

The Administration on Disabilities (AoD) Disability Employment TA Center's National Community of Practice (CoP) webinar, "Let’s Commemorate the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: The Power of Independent Living & Employment", will be hosted Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 3:00-4:00 P.M. ET.The month of September marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Rehabilitation Act

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PA Regional Collaboratives For Supporting Families Summit Brings Together Naturally-Connected Communities

The 2023 Pennsylvania Regional Collaboratives For Supporting Families Summit sponsored by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) was held August 14 and 15, 2023. Pennsylvania's Regional Collaboratives for Supporting Families are naturally-connected communities in which ODP stakeholders from all walks of life create local networks of support for the families of

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Self Advocate Power Network for All (SAPNA) Survey

SAPNA is the Self Advocacy Power Network for All. It is a project of the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). SAPNA is managed by Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1), a PA non-profit run by and for people with disabilities. SAU1's mission is to support the self advocacy of people with disabilities

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Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week – September 10-16, 2023

Governor Josh Shapiro has signed an official proclamation dedicating the week of September 10th through September 16th, 2023 Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week. The proclamation, available to read here, recognizes the vital contributions DSPs provide to address the physical and mental health of individuals with disabilities, as well as veterans and

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Draeger Recalls Carina Sub-Acute Care Ventilators for Contaminants in Airpath

Draeger Medical, Inc. is recalling its Carina Ventilators due to the presence of contaminants in the device’s airpath. The contaminants exceed acceptable levels if used by pediatric patients for more than 30 days. During testing, the firm found polyether polyurethane (PE-PUR) in the airpath of the Carina ventilator. This results in the

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Technology For All Technology Training

Technology For All is offering free technology training to individuals with disabilities. Technology For All is an organization that helps people with disabilities learn how to navigate the internet and new technology safely and productively. This project is funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC). The free weekly training series will

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Project ECHO at Penn State College of Medicine

ASERT and the Penn State College of Medicine invites direct support staff and their supervisors to register for a no-cost, training-hour eligible continuing education course. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence based approach to continuing education and tele-mentoring that leverages the power of sharing knowledge across miles and