Pennsylvania Family Network

Pennsylvania Family Network Supporting families throughout the lifespan with workshops, mentoring, and families connecting with one another. Please be aware that we follow the local school district when it comes to inclement weather.

If they close due to inclement weather, than any scheduled events in that area will be canceled and rescheduled.

If they close due to inclement weather, than any scheduled events in that area will be canceled and rescheduled.

Operating as usual

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Safety in the Community workshop scheduled for Monday, January 10th has been postpo...
01/10/2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Safety in the Community workshop scheduled for Monday, January 10th has been postponed. As soon as a new date is scheduled, we will share it on our page.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Safety in the Community workshop scheduled for Monday, January 10th has been postponed. As soon as a new date is scheduled, we will share it on our page.

Our January schedule of workshops has been added to the events page on Facebook and our website!  Lots of workshops bein...
01/06/2022

Our January schedule of workshops has been added to the events page on Facebook and our website! Lots of workshops being offered, included Waivers Basics and Advanced Waivers. See below for the full list.

January 6th 10am-12pm Waiver Basics Part 1 and 1-3pm Waiver Basics Part 2
January 12th 6:30-7:30pm Family Forum with ODP on the American Rescue Plan
January 17th 12:30-2:30pm L.E.A.D. the Way to Healthy Relationships
January 18th 6-8pm Advanced Waivers Part 1
January 19th 6-8pm Advanced Waivers Part 2
January 24th 12:30-2:30pm Long Term Planning
January 26th 10am-12pm Advanced Waivers Part and 1-3pm Advanced Waivers Part 2
January 31st 6-8pm Waiver Basics Part 1
February 1st 6-8pm Waiver Basics Part 2

Check out details on our event page here: https://www.facebook.com/PAFamilyNetwork/events/
or check out our website (scroll down to see events): https://www.visionforequality.org/programs/pa-family-network/.
As always, you can reach out to us by email at [email protected]
or call us at 1-844-PAFAMILY.

Our January schedule of workshops has been added to the events page on Facebook and our website! Lots of workshops being offered, included Waivers Basics and Advanced Waivers. See below for the full list.

January 6th 10am-12pm Waiver Basics Part 1 and 1-3pm Waiver Basics Part 2
January 12th 6:30-7:30pm Family Forum with ODP on the American Rescue Plan
January 17th 12:30-2:30pm L.E.A.D. the Way to Healthy Relationships
January 18th 6-8pm Advanced Waivers Part 1
January 19th 6-8pm Advanced Waivers Part 2
January 24th 12:30-2:30pm Long Term Planning
January 26th 10am-12pm Advanced Waivers Part and 1-3pm Advanced Waivers Part 2
January 31st 6-8pm Waiver Basics Part 1
February 1st 6-8pm Waiver Basics Part 2

Check out details on our event page here: https://www.facebook.com/PAFamilyNetwork/events/
or check out our website (scroll down to see events): https://www.visionforequality.org/programs/pa-family-network/.
As always, you can reach out to us by email at [email protected]
or call us at 1-844-PAFAMILY.

Vision For Equality has several job opportunities for the Philadelphia Family Navigator Project and for the Family Suppo...
01/02/2022

Vision For Equality has several job opportunities for the Philadelphia Family Navigator Project and for the Family Support Program. Job description details are described in the flyers or click the link below to view the PDF files.

Family Support Specialist Project Manager: https://files.ctctusercontent.com/b4490904401/7f54b2a3-3699-47d2-8bb0-d96d7219fb3a.pdf?rdr=true

Family Support Specialist (2 positions available): https://files.ctctusercontent.com/b4490904401/10d160ba-d7b9-4aa7-8467-618126507c25.pdf?rdr=true

Family Navigator Project Manager: https://files.ctctusercontent.com/b4490904401/3a8b5ce4-8fba-418b-ac9f-927849ca7c9d.pdf?rdr=true

Family Navigator (2 positions available): https://files.ctctusercontent.com/b4490904401/35b1145f-c40b-4fdc-95aa-6748028db494.pdf?rdr=true

The Pennsylvania Community on Transition is looking for stakeholder feedback to learn about how youth with disabilities ...
12/20/2021

The Pennsylvania Community on Transition is looking for stakeholder feedback to learn about how youth with disabilities across PA set goals and plan for adulthood. The two below flyers offer instructions on how to participate for youth and adults (two separate surveys.) The survey response deadline is January 15, 2022.

The Pennsylvania Community on Transition is a group of various stakeholders from across Pennsylvania who work collaboratively to ensure appropriate transition outcomes for Pennsylvania youth and young adults.

Youth survey link: https://fs25.formsite.com/3fHiZQ/onymmcwque/index.html

Adult survey link: https://fs25.formsite.com/3fHiZQ/tvvh0zzrca/index.html

Penn Dental Medicine’s Care Center for Persons with Disabilities - Personalized Care Suite. The Center provides comprehe...
12/16/2021
Care Center for Persons with Disabilities Personalized Care Suite - Penn Dental Medicine

Penn Dental Medicine’s Care Center for Persons with Disabilities - Personalized Care Suite.

The Center provides comprehensive dental care for routine oral health care and prevention that focuses on the delivery of dental treatment that includes:

• Individualized risk assessment and minimally invasive treatment plans to prevent tooth decay

• Personalized oral health care and prevention plans, including diet modifications

• Hands-on education for caregivers in the delivery of oral hygiene

The Care Suite is designed and equipped to make the delivery of care comfortable; special features include:

• Treatment and consultation spaces large enough to accommodate multiple individuals and wheelchairs

• A wheelchair lift if needed so patients can comfortably receive care while remaining in their wheelchair

• A low-stimulation room with lower lighting and soundproofing for patients with sensitivities to light and loud noises

• A treatment room table to accommodate patients on a stretcher• Availability of nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia as needed

• No sedation or general anesthesia options are currently available

Flyer here:https://palms-awss3-repository.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Communications/ODP/2021/PD+Care+Center+for+Persons+with+Disabilities+Brochure.pdf

Website and more info here: https://www.dental.upenn.edu/patient-care-facilities/care-center-for-persons-with-disabilities-personalized-care-suite/

From left: Dr. Temitope Omolehinwa (Associate Director), Dr. Miriam R. Robbins (Director), and Dr. Alicia Risner-Bauman (Associate Director).

12/14/2021

Unfortunately, COVID has impacted our team.
Our Family Forum for tomorrow 12/15 is cancelled.
Everyone please stay safe and accept our wishes for a Happy Holiday season!

See you on Zoom January 19th @
6 30 for our next Family Forum!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our PA families!
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our PA families!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our PA families!

Join the PA Family Network Advisors, families and individuals with disabilities TOMORROW for our Family Forums to:• disc...
11/16/2021

Join the PA Family Network Advisors, families and individuals with disabilities TOMORROW for our Family Forums to:

• discuss areas of life where supports might be needed.

• explore strategies for finding and keeping staff.

• network with other families and ask questions.

• get latest updates from the Office of Developmental Programs.

Click to Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82905633941?pwd=QnBWZTVPcHhyTjdkUFVYaE8reTlvZz09
Meeting ID: 829 0563 3941 Passcode: 637984
One tap mobile:
+13126266799,,82905633941#,,,,*637984# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,82905633941#,,,,*637984# US (New York)

See the event link for more info: https://fb.me/e/1pzxps2XS

Join the PA Family Network Advisors, families and individuals with disabilities TOMORROW for our Family Forums to:

• discuss areas of life where supports might be needed.

• explore strategies for finding and keeping staff.

• network with other families and ask questions.

• get latest updates from the Office of Developmental Programs.

Click to Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82905633941?pwd=QnBWZTVPcHhyTjdkUFVYaE8reTlvZz09
Meeting ID: 829 0563 3941 Passcode: 637984
One tap mobile:
+13126266799,,82905633941#,,,,*637984# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,82905633941#,,,,*637984# US (New York)

See the event link for more info: https://fb.me/e/1pzxps2XS

Our November Family Forum is this Wednesday!  Join us as we discuss strategies on hiring and retaining staff for our lov...
11/16/2021

Our November Family Forum is this Wednesday! Join us as we discuss strategies on hiring and retaining staff for our loved ones.
https://fb.me/e/1pzxps2XS

Our November Family Forum is this Wednesday! Join us as we discuss strategies on hiring and retaining staff for our loved ones.
https://fb.me/e/1pzxps2XS

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11/12/2021

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Listed below are our events for the month of November. Click the Events tab for more information on each topic or to sha...
10/30/2021

Listed below are our events for the month of November. Click the Events tab for more information on each topic or to share any of our events.

Waiver Basics (101) Part 1 Workshop:
November 2, 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 11, 2021 10:00 am -12:00 pm
November 22, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
November 29, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Waiver Basics (101) Part 2 Workshop:
November 4, 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 11, 2021 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
November 22, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 29, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

L.E.A.D. the Way to Healthy Relationships:
November 6, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
November 11, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 30, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Vision for Equality and Pennsylvania Health Law Project Presentation by David Gates: Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Waiver or Community Health Choices Which Will Meet Your Needs?
November 9, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom link on this event page: https://fb.me/e/1AGM7ZGvv

SEGURIDAD EN LA COMUNIDAD (Safety in the Community Workshop IN SPANISH):
November 10, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Safety in the Community WORKSHOP FOR SIBLINGS:
November 10, 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Safety in the Community Workshop:
November 16, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Long Term Planning Workshop:
November 23, 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Family Forum:
November 17, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sibling Good Life Group:
November 22, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Zoom link on this page: https://fb.me/e/28HkDXQJs

Unless noted next to the event, all workshops can be accessed at this zoom link:
Click to Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82905633941?pwd=QnBWZTVPcHhyTjdkUFVYaE8reTlvZz09 (Same link for all events)
Meeting ID: 829 0563 3941 Passcode: 637984
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,82905633941#,,,,*637984# US (New York)
Reasonable Accommodations as identified under the ADA must be requested 2 weeks in advance

For more information: www.visionforequality.org/pa-family-network 1-844-PAFAMILY; Find us on Facebook at Pennsylvania Family Network.
The PA Family Network is a program of Vision for Equality and funded through PA Office of Developmental Programs.

Additional announcements may be added to this post as needed throughout the month.

Listed below are our events for the month of November. Click the Events tab for more information on each topic or to share any of our events.

Waiver Basics (101) Part 1 Workshop:
November 2, 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 11, 2021 10:00 am -12:00 pm
November 22, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
November 29, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Waiver Basics (101) Part 2 Workshop:
November 4, 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 11, 2021 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
November 22, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 29, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

L.E.A.D. the Way to Healthy Relationships:
November 6, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
November 11, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 30, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Vision for Equality and Pennsylvania Health Law Project Presentation by David Gates: Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Waiver or Community Health Choices Which Will Meet Your Needs?
November 9, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom link on this event page: https://fb.me/e/1AGM7ZGvv

SEGURIDAD EN LA COMUNIDAD (Safety in the Community Workshop IN SPANISH):
November 10, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Safety in the Community WORKSHOP FOR SIBLINGS:
November 10, 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Safety in the Community Workshop:
November 16, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Long Term Planning Workshop:
November 23, 2021 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Family Forum:
November 17, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sibling Good Life Group:
November 22, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Zoom link on this page: https://fb.me/e/28HkDXQJs

Unless noted next to the event, all workshops can be accessed at this zoom link:
Click to Join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82905633941?pwd=QnBWZTVPcHhyTjdkUFVYaE8reTlvZz09 (Same link for all events)
Meeting ID: 829 0563 3941 Passcode: 637984
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,82905633941#,,,,*637984# US (New York)
Reasonable Accommodations as identified under the ADA must be requested 2 weeks in advance

For more information: www.visionforequality.org/pa-family-network 1-844-PAFAMILY; Find us on Facebook at Pennsylvania Family Network.
The PA Family Network is a program of Vision for Equality and funded through PA Office of Developmental Programs.

Additional announcements may be added to this post as needed throughout the month.

PDS Virtual Symposium November 10, 2021
10/27/2021
PDS Virtual Symposium November 10, 2021

PDS Virtual Symposium November 10, 2021

An Interactive Virtual Symposium on Person-Centered Services Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Zoom. Optional 8:30 a.m. co...

We have so much happening this week!  Join us on Zoom for our *NEW* 2-part Waiver Basics workshop, L.E.A.D. the Way to H...
10/25/2021

We have so much happening this week! Join us on Zoom for our *NEW* 2-part Waiver Basics workshop, L.E.A.D. the Way to Healthy Relationships and another workshop of Safety in the Community if you couldn't make our last one! Below are the links:
Waiver Basics Part 1: https://fb.me/e/133sdmr4a
Waiver Basics Part 2: https://fb.me/e/1w6SVhPCH
L.E.A.D. the Way to Healthy Relationships: https://fb.me/e/6Fy5TwefF
Safety in the Community: https://fb.me/e/15AlzznTM

Join us for one or all of these events! And if you can't make any of them, check out the Events page as our November events are added as we'll be offering all of our workshops through next month as well.

We have so much happening this week! Join us on Zoom for our *NEW* 2-part Waiver Basics workshop, L.E.A.D. the Way to Healthy Relationships and another workshop of Safety in the Community if you couldn't make our last one! Below are the links:
Waiver Basics Part 1: https://fb.me/e/133sdmr4a
Waiver Basics Part 2: https://fb.me/e/1w6SVhPCH
L.E.A.D. the Way to Healthy Relationships: https://fb.me/e/6Fy5TwefF
Safety in the Community: https://fb.me/e/15AlzznTM

Join us for one or all of these events! And if you can't make any of them, check out the Events page as our November events are added as we'll be offering all of our workshops through next month as well.

10/23/2021

The October Editions of PaTTAN’s Family Resource Group are live!

Check out these newsletters for resources, opportunities, and event information that may help you, your child, or the school staff in your area. Want this information sent directly to your email? All families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), blind or visually impaired (BVI), or deaf-blind (DB) are invited to sign up! Sign up now at https://fs28.formsite.com/OXGRCU/6rwhmahifj/index.html

DHH Edition: https://www.smore.com/59aex
BVI Edition: https://www.smore.com/e0wrn
DB Edition: https://www.smore.com/0k5dr

Grab a coffee and join us via Zoom at 10 am EST Saturday morning as we discuss Safety in the Community for those with di...
10/21/2021

Grab a coffee and join us via Zoom at 10 am EST Saturday morning as we discuss Safety in the Community for those with disabilities. See the event here for more details:
https://fb.me/e/KKtHF7fO

Grab a coffee and join us via Zoom at 10 am EST Saturday morning as we discuss Safety in the Community for those with disabilities. See the event here for more details:
https://fb.me/e/KKtHF7fO

Join us tonight at 6:30 pm to discuss Long Term Planning for our loved ones!  See more information on our event page:  h...
10/21/2021

Join us tonight at 6:30 pm to discuss Long Term Planning for our loved ones! See more information on our event page: https://fb.me/e/JluPFmox

Join us tonight at 6:30 pm to discuss Long Term Planning for our loved ones! See more information on our event page: https://fb.me/e/JluPFmox

The AAC research team at Penn State is conducting a research study to learn more about supporting reading skills for ind...
10/18/2021

The AAC research team at Penn State is conducting a research study to learn more about supporting reading skills for individuals with complex communication needs.

They would like to look at the impact of a new software which has been designed to support the acquisition of literacy skills, specifically skills to sound out and read new words for individuals with developmental disabilities (i.e., autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, or intellectual/developmental disability).

They are currently recruiting for fully remote studies (conducted over Zoom) with school-age children with CP and adolescents or adults with ASD!

If you would like to learn more information about the study or know of anyone that may benefit from participating, please contact them via email at [email protected] or phone 814-863-2003 to arrange for a time to talk in more detail.

The AAC research team at Penn State is conducting a research study to learn more about supporting reading skills for individuals with complex communication needs.

They would like to look at the impact of a new software which has been designed to support the acquisition of literacy skills, specifically skills to sound out and read new words for individuals with developmental disabilities (i.e., autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, or intellectual/developmental disability).

They are currently recruiting for fully remote studies (conducted over Zoom) with school-age children with CP and adolescents or adults with ASD!

If you would like to learn more information about the study or know of anyone that may benefit from participating, please contact them via email at [email protected] or phone 814-863-2003 to arrange for a time to talk in more detail.

Address

1007 N Front St Suite 1 North
Harrisburg, PA
17101-2742

General information

We provide workshops for support groups, family groups, school districts and others in the community who need information and assistance. Family Network Advisors, located across PA will teach families to use the "Charting the LifeCourse Tools" to help other of all abilities and ages.

Telephone

+17178395437

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Join the PAFN Family Forum in progress...listen to ODP Medical Director Dr. Greg Cherpes give COVID update and then learn about Social Bubbles from Dr. SHARON falzone. Click on the Zoom link below! Nov 11th Family Forum: The How To of Creating a Social Bubble During COVID-19 Guest speaker Dr. Sharon Falzone of the Northeast Health Care Quality Unit. This presentation provides information about creating social bubbles during COVID-19. Information is provided about what a social bubble is, how to create one, rules to follow when participating in a social bubble, and special concerns that may not make social bubbles a healthy option for certain individuals. Family Forum with PA Family Network *****This is event is hosted by Families for Families!***** Zoom meeting series led by Francine Hogan Join other families and individuals with disabilities through October to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives. This is an opportunity to share questions and concerns, as well as get the latest updates. At the participant's request, specific questions and concerns can be shared with the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) in an effort to meet the needs of our community. Guest speakers may be invited in response to concerns aired in previous sessions. Francine Hogan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting Topic: FAMILY FORUM with the PA Family Network Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM Oct 14 & 28, 2020 07:00 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/ tZwof-2prD8jHNSA5lDAsapeQDMZfVxESj5g/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGgqzMuG9aRuR-HRpw- GYqgLOvzpilEgo1uvUrpJwFAYxPzB8ZvCLRJCP3j Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88584124960? pwd=d1dmRThsenZSZytYV3h6eFJ5UWdEZz09 Meeting ID: 885 8412 4960 Passcode: 775994 One tap mobile+ 16465588656,,88584124960#,,,,,,0#,,775994# US (New York) Dial in -+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Reasonable Accommodations as identified under the ADA must be requested a minimum of 2 weeks in advance
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****** JOIN THE PA FAMILY NETWORK on Wednesday Night*** A Family Forum FOR Families BY Families********* Zoom meeting series led by Francine Hogan Join other families and individuals with disabilities through October to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives. This is an opportunity to share questions and concerns, as well as get the latest updates. At participant's request, specific questions and concerns can be shared with the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) in an effort to meet the needs of our community. Guest speakers may be invited in response to concerns aired in previous sessions. Francine Hogan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting Topic: FAMILY FORUM with the PA Family Network Time: Sept 2, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every 2 weeks on Wed, until Oct 28, 2020, 8 occurrence(s) Sep 2,16,& 30, 2020 07:00 PM Oct 14 & 28, 2020 07:00 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/ tZwof-2prD8jHNSA5lDAsapeQDMZfVxESj5g/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGgqzMuG9aRuR-HRpw- GYqgLOvzpilEgo1uvUrpJwFAYxPzB8ZvCLRJCP3j Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88584124960? pwd=d1dmRThsenZSZytYV3h6eFJ5UWdEZz09 Meeting ID: 885 8412 4960 Passcode: 775994 One tap mobile+ 16465588656,,88584124960#,,,,,,0#,,775994# US (New York) Dial in -+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Reasonable Accommodations as identified under the ADA must be requested a minimum of 2 weeks in advanc
Hi! I am a student a part of a research team at the University of Manitoba and we are looking for mothers of sons, between 6-11 years of age, with and without ASD and/or ADHD who are interested in completing a brief online survey investigating the strengths of these families as part of a new and exciting study! You can participate by clicking or copying the following link: https://umanitobapsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RFE23ZPifneXwp For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Jen Theule at [email protected] You can also visit our website for more information about our past and present research activities at www.fdpl.ca. Feel free to share this notice with others who may be interested!
Join us for: "A Day Of Hope Music Festival" on Saturday June 1st from 12 Noon to 6 PM at Exeter Bible Fellowship Church 926 Philadelphia Terrace Birdsboro, PA 19508. FREE ADMISSION!! Live music featuring several bands and solo artists, a children's play area with bounce houses and kid's games, FREE face painting and balloon twisting, FREE cotton candy and popcorn, over 40 vendors, food trucks, a Chick-fil-A tent, an Ice cream truck, FREE raffles, a special attraction and more! ALL donations received benefit: Celebrate Recovery Birdsboro. For more information visit: www.adayofhopemusicfest.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1447337148752758 Please "SHARE" this event and invite Facebook family and friends! Hope to see you there! RAIN DATE: Saturday June 8th from 12 Noon to 6 PM
What a heartwarming story of neighbors supporting each other and building relationships.
The PA Family Network was proud to be represented here at the Granparents Raising Grandchildren event. So many of the children being raised by their grandparents experience an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism. Thanks to the Intergenerational Coalition for inviting us to be a resource!