Take Action & "Learn More" Opportunities
Comment on Pennsylvania's Part C - IDEA Grant Application: The Department of Human Services, Department of Education, and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning are inviting public review and comment on the state's proposed grant application for Federal Fiscal Year 2020 under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (Pub. L. No 108-446) as amended in 2004. Review the proposed grant application here: http://www.education.pa.gov/Early%20Learning/Early%20Intervention/Pages/default.aspx or
https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Children/Pages/Early-Intervention%20Services.aspx. Hard copies can also be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 717-346-9320. Written comments regarding the proposed grant application can be directed to Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports, ATTN: Public Comments for Part C Grant Application April 27, 2020, 333 Market Street, 6th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 email@example.com.
March 9 - 11, 2020: Pennsylvania Department of Education's Conference - Making a Difference: Educational Practices that Work!.
March 11, 2020, 12 pm to 1:30 pm - Expanding Integrated Employment: Early Lessons from Scaling Up Pathways to Careers - Join Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy for an interactive webinar featuring a live-streamed discussion with program managers from two Pathways sites about how they implemented the program and promoted systems change to encourage employment of people with disabilities. Register here.
March 16, 2020, 10 AM to 3 PM EST - Statewide Positive Approaches & Practices Meeting, Innovative Practices and Approaches for Support to Individuals in the Criminal Justice System, featuring the Allegheny County innovative projects & Peer Support by RHD. Location: Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15, Enola, PA. Pre-registration required by emailing Marlinda Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org. If accommodations or assistance is needed the day of the event, please contact Marlinda Smith at 717-795-9048.
March 17th, 2020 from 1 pm – 2 pm - Court Appointed Guardianship: A Basic Overview. Webinar with Dr. Sarah Stockey. During the webinar, the presenter will review the role of a court appointed guardian, as well as the limitations of guardianship. Concepts such as decision-making capacity and standards for surrogate decision-making will be explored in detail. To enroll, visit the Milestone HCQU West Training Center here. Call (724) 283-0990 with any questions.
Upcoming Right to Education State Task Force Meetings
- Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Executive Function. Zoom Link - https://paiu.zoom.us/j/490522294 - Or join by phone: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 490 522 294
- Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Students with IEPs and School Police (rights and responsibilities. Best Practices). Zoom Link - https://paiu.zoom.us/j/353945532 Or join by phone: +1 646-558-8656 or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 353 945 532
Community Forums on Participant Directed Services (PDS)
PDS are home and community-based services that can help people of all ages, and all disabilities maintain independence and choose the supports they need to live their best life.
SPRING 2020 — DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS
March 4—Altoona, PA. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Altoona Center for Independent Living
March 18—Harrisburg, PA. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Temple University Harrisburg
March 30–Kingston, PA. 1 - 4 p.m. at the Hoyt Library, Kingston
April 28–Philadelphia, PA. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS)
Register here. If you have any questions about this event, contact Jamie at Jamie.email@example.com
June 26-27, 2020 - Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project's Family Learning Conference
August 3-6, 2020 - National Autism Conference at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center State College, PA.
Free Resources for Your Chapter - March is Developmental Disabilities Month. Download resources here from The Arc United States.