The Arc of Pennsylvania

The Arc of Pennsylvania The Arc of Pennsylvania is a 70-year-old organization that provides advocacy & resources for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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The Arc was formed in 1949 by a small group of parents who wanted more for their children with “mental retardation” than an isolated life in a state institution. It has since grown into the largest member-driven advocacy movement in the nation. The Arc of Pennsylvania is affiliated with The Arc of the United States and 36 local chapters of The Arc serving 52 counties across the Commonwealth.

The Arc was formed in 1949 by a small group of parents who wanted more for their children with “mental retardation” than an isolated life in a state institution. It has since grown into the largest member-driven advocacy movement in the nation. The Arc of Pennsylvania is affiliated with The Arc of the United States and 36 local chapters of The Arc serving 52 counties across the Commonwealth.

Mission: The Arc of Pennsylvania promotes the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

ODP is happy to announce the publication of the Communication and…Series with over 25 different diagnoses included!The g...
11/25/2020

ODP is happy to announce the publication of the Communication and…Series with over 25 different diagnoses included!

The goal of this series is to provide information on how each diagnosis could impact communication and offer strategies to support effective communication.

This series can be found on MyODP.org at:

https://www.myodp.org/course/view.php?id=1758#section-1

With the holiday season approaching, remember the family caregivers around you and check in with them to see how you can...
11/25/2020

With the holiday season approaching, remember the family caregivers around you and check in with them to see how you can include them.
#NFCMonth

Exciting news on 2 NEW webinars on Assistive Technology! Stay tuned for more details!
11/24/2020

Exciting news on 2 NEW webinars on Assistive Technology! Stay tuned for more details!

COVID-19 Related Counseling Services availableCall 1-855-284-2494
11/24/2020

COVID-19 Related Counseling Services available
Call 1-855-284-2494

From The Arc of the United States:Tell Congress: Fund the Money Follows the Person Program!https://bit.ly/3foMEJU
11/23/2020
Tell Congress: Fund the Money Follows the Person Program!

From The Arc of the United States:
Tell Congress: Fund the Money Follows the Person Program!
https://bit.ly/3foMEJU

There's no place like home! I just took action to tell Congress to fund the Money Follows the Person program, to support people with disabilities to transition home after time in a hospital or nursing home. #FundMFP [@campaign]

"The TIES Center and National Center on Educational Outcomes - NCEO Parent Video Series: Supporting the Learning of Chil...
11/20/2020
Parent Resource Videos

"The TIES Center and National Center on Educational Outcomes - NCEO Parent Video Series: Supporting the Learning of Children with Significant Cognitive Disabilities at Home supports families in understanding the important role that they have in teaching their children. The series offers ideas for how to support learning at home." https://bit.ly/3m2Ge5C

The Parent Video Series supports families in understanding the important role that they have in teaching their children. The series offers ideas for how to support learning at home.

Being a family caregiver is hard, but being a single family caregiver is even harder.Do you know a single family caregiv...
11/20/2020

Being a family caregiver is hard, but being a single family caregiver is even harder.
Do you know a single family caregiver that you could assist today?
#NFCMonth

"When the stress of 2020 finally became too much, a thirty-something woman with autism painted some signs, left her cozy...
11/19/2020
Woman With Autism Brings Unusual Message To The Streets

"When the stress of 2020 finally became too much, a thirty-something woman with autism painted some signs, left her cozy apartment and began standing on street corners, offering messages of love." https://bit.ly/3nDvStt

When the stress of 2020 finally became too much, a thirty-something with autism painted some signs, left her cozy apartment and began standing on street corners, offering messages of love.

Variety - the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh wants to find and impact EVERY eligible child with disabilities that coul...
11/18/2020

Variety - the Children's Charity of Pittsburgh wants to find and impact EVERY eligible child with disabilities that could benefit from our adaptive equipment programs.

Variety Programs include Adapted Strollers, Adapted Bikes and Communication Devices. Variety serves 59 counties in Pennsylvania.

Need to learn more? Looking to apply? Unsure what adaptive equipment means?
Visit www.varietypittsburgh.org or call the Variety office at 724-933-0460

Check out the session dates for Competence and Confidence:Partners in Policymaking 2021C2P2 is a 9-weekend interactive l...
11/18/2020

Check out the session dates for Competence and Confidence:
Partners in Policymaking 2021

C2P2 is a 9-weekend interactive leadership development training and networking series to educate, inform and develop leadership skills of Pennsylvanians who are:

family members of children or young adults living with an intellectual disability and/or on the autism spectrum

adults living with intellectual disabilities and/or on the autism spectrum

Go Here: https://bit.ly/32QJVEb

TODAY, check out the next installment of Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation PATF​'s Money Talks Series:Insider...
11/18/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Insider Tips on PA ABLE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

TODAY, check out the next installment of Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation PATF​'s Money Talks Series:

Insider Tips on PA ABLE
Wednesday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. **Please note the earlier start time.

PA ABLE provides a way to save safely for your day-to-day purchases as well as larger goals, like a home or vacation. Learn the ins and outs of how to make this savings program work for you. https://bit.ly/3pJGVDx

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) gives families and individuals an opportunity to talk about money issues and set goals. The creation of the ABLE savings program in 2014 was a monumental win for people with disabilities. For the first time ever, people with disabilities have a safe way to s...

Family caregivers provide their loved ones unconditional love and support; however, they all face great fears on the fut...
11/17/2020

Family caregivers provide their loved ones unconditional love and support; however, they all face great fears on the future for their loved ones. Dee from Dauphin Co. shared with us her worries for her son’s future.
#NFCMonth

Tomorrow, check out the next installment of Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation PATF's Money Talks Series:Insid...
11/17/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Insider Tips on PA ABLE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Tomorrow, check out the next installment of Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation PATF's Money Talks Series:

Insider Tips on PA ABLE
Wednesday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. **Please note the earlier start time.

PA ABLE provides a way to save safely for your day-to-day purchases as well as larger goals, like a home or vacation. Learn the ins and outs of how to make this savings program work for you. https://bit.ly/3pJGVDx

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) gives families and individuals an opportunity to talk about money issues and set goals. The creation of the ABLE savings program in 2014 was a monumental win for people with disabilities. For the first time ever, people with disabilities have a safe way to s...

Assistive Technology is needed by more than 1 billion people! It’s all around you and essential for individuals to have ...
11/16/2020

Assistive Technology is needed by more than 1 billion people! It’s all around you and essential for individuals to have independence in their communities!
#AssistiveTechnologyAwareness

11/12/2020
The Arc of PA - Leader to Leader: Conversations with State Officials featuring Dr. Rachel Levine

Leader to Leader: Conversations with State Officials
The Arc of Pennsylvania is excited to announce an interview with Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health by Self-Advocate, and The Arc of PA Board Member, Joshua Stranix. Check it out today!
https://youtu.be/56If484PtlU
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Leader to Leader: Conversations with State Officials. The Arc of Pennsylvania hosts an interview with Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health by ...

The Arc of PA would like to extend our thanks to all veterans and honor their willingness to defend our country and free...
11/11/2020

The Arc of PA would like to extend our thanks to all veterans and honor their willingness to defend our country and freedom. Our office will be closed today in observance of Veteran’s Day.

This month recognize family caregivers and the important work they do to support their loved ones as 75% of Pennsylvania...
11/10/2020

This month recognize family caregivers and the important work they do to support their loved ones as 75% of Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities have a family caregiver.
#NFCMonth

Stay tuned for our next installment in the “Leader to Leader: Conversations with PA Decision Makers” Series with Dr. Rac...
11/10/2020

Stay tuned for our next installment in the “Leader to Leader: Conversations with PA Decision Makers” Series with Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Secretary of Health!

"Joe Biden’s campaign put forward a broad plan to address the needs of people with disabilities. Now advocates are optim...
11/10/2020
Biden Victory Brings High Hopes For Disability Community

"Joe Biden’s campaign put forward a broad plan to address the needs of people with disabilities. Now advocates are optimistic as the former vice president prepares to assume the presidency."
https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2020/11/10/biden-victory-brings-high-hopes-for-disability-community/29075/

Joe Biden's campaign put forward a broad plan to address the needs of people with disabilities. Now advocates are optimistic as the former vice president prepares to assume the presidency.

Assistive Technology (AT) comes in all forms! Look at the photo below and see if you can spot the AT!
11/10/2020

Assistive Technology (AT) comes in all forms! Look at the photo below and see if you can spot the AT!

Family Caregivers are all around us! Take the challenge, and find a way to recognize, assist, include, support, and enga...
11/06/2020

Family Caregivers are all around us! Take the challenge, and find a way to recognize, assist, include, support, and engage one today!
#NFCMonth

11/06/2020
Let's Work! Documentary (Full Length)

Check out this amazing documentary on inclusive employment and individuals with disabilities who are breaking stigmas every day!
https://bit.ly/32izeKn

This is a documentary about 8 young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their experiences and successes in competitive integrated emp...

"Medicaid officials are encouraging states to accelerate efforts to “rebalance” long-term care offerings for people with...
11/06/2020
Feds Push States To Prioritize Community-Based Services

"Medicaid officials are encouraging states to accelerate efforts to “rebalance” long-term care offerings for people with disabilities to favor home- and community-based services over institutions."
https://bit.ly/2U3NFNy

Medicaid officials are encouraging states to accelerate efforts to "rebalance" long-term care offerings for people with disabilities to favor home- and community-based services over

This November let’s highlight innovative Assistive Technology which enables individuals with intellectual and developmen...
11/05/2020

This November let’s highlight innovative Assistive Technology which enables individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be more independent!
#AssistiveTechnologyAwareness

Often, the needs of family caregivers are overlooked. We asked Lisa what she needs to continue to be a caregiver for her...
11/04/2020

Often, the needs of family caregivers are overlooked. We asked Lisa what she needs to continue to be a caregiver for her son.
#NCFMonth

Welcome to the ECE Recap where you can find themost recent and important information from thePennsylvania Office of Chil...
11/04/2020
OCDEL ECE Recap Nov. 2, 2020

Welcome to the ECE Recap where you can find the
most recent and important information from the
Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).
Go Here: https://conta.cc/364gZJx

Welcome to the ECE Recap where you can find the most recent and important information from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). Should adults try to stay six feet a

11/03/2020
Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC)

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC)

Don't forget!! ☎️ ELECTION HOTLINE - 800-692-7443 ☎️ ---- Disability Rights Pennsylvania will operate an email and telephone hotline to provide voter assistance to persons with disabilities in Pennsylvania. TODAY, DRP will staff the Election Day hotline from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm for any issues related to the vote for Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Email DRP at [email protected] or call 800-692-7443

Whether you voted via mail or are going to vote in person, let your voice be heard and vote!#PADisabilityVotesMatter2020
11/03/2020

Whether you voted via mail or are going to vote in person, let your voice be heard and vote!
#PADisabilityVotesMatter2020

The Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports is happy to announce that registration is open for our nex...
10/30/2020

The Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports is happy to announce that registration is open for our next Family Information Session: Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Children During the Pandemic

This session is designed by families for families of children receiving EI services and/or Home Visiting and Family Supports. We are asking that EI professionals not register for this session, the content is designed families who are currently parenting a child receiving Early Intervention or Family Support Services.

Two virtual sessions will be offered on Nov. 10, 2020
1-2:30 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm.
Register:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/N25TBB8

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Lemoyne, PA
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