Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults

Ready For Anything: Elevate Your Emergency Preparedness Game

The Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults (HKNC) is hosting a new webinar series in honor of National Preparedness Month. Key topics and available resources will focus on preparing DeafBlind people for emergencies. Sessions will be held every Wednesday in September 2023 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST.

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation New Publication – A Family Companion to Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) has released its new publication A Family Companion to Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management. PATF's mission is to help people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians get the assistive technology they need with low-interest and 0% interest financial loans, and information and assistance about

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Behavioral Health Telehealth Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism Project

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) in collaboration with Mercer Government Human Services Consulting have released an initial report on the Behavioral Health Telehealth Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism Project. The project seeks to: Outline recommendations to optimize

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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