Magician Cody Clark to take the stage with 'A Different Way of Thinking' at Scranton Fringe Festival
Cody Clark, a full-time professional magician based out of Louisville, KY, will appear at Scranton Fringe Festival, at the Scranton Cultural Center, Saturday, October 1, at 10PM. Tickets are $10.
Clark specializes in magic routines to emphasize real life’s magic moments, which he feels gives my magic a greater sense of authenticity. Being on the autism spectrum, He has found that practicing magic routines have been a good way for him to improve his motor skills, social skills, goal-setting skills, and most importantly, to help others gain a sense of how autism causes him to think differently. This, and the need for autistic people to see themselves represented in art, is why he created his one-man show/magic show Cody Clark: A Different Way of Thinking.
Tickets for the performance can be purchased by clicking here.
Nonprofit organizations and the people that run them do amazing things.
You're a nonprofit ninja responsible for community outreach, donor solicitation and public awareness for your organization, through branded email campaigns, social media, storytelling, website and blog content, a podcast, video content - and more.
Come gather with experts to become even more amazing!
Take a drive to beautiful northeastern Pennsylvania this fall to NEPA BlogCon, where you'll rub elbows with 200 hundred other social influencers. Corporate and not for profit professionals from near and far will meet at Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus, for a full day of inspiration, on Saturday, October 15. Whether you are an SEO maven, competent content curator, or struggling to post engaging content on your organization's Facebook page, come for the topnotch techniques, productive platforms and icing for your ideas.
Check out the agenda and presenters here.
Much love to the human services nonprofit community
NEPA BlogCon understands where you're coming from, it's nonprofit too, in fact - it's a no-profit community education conference organized by all volunteer industry professionals! And, proceeds from conference sponsorship are utilized to organize Squirrel Girls Tech Camp for girls 4-6 grade each summer.
Each year, conference organizers invite a nonprofit community to help with their online presence. This year, NEPA Blogcon is encouraging all PA nonprofits in the health and human services sectors to send the person who manages their online presence to the conference - FOR FREE.
A fun day of learning and networking
That's right. Grab a complimentary nonprofit ticket, show up, brainstorm, have lunch, learn to become more effective, get a swag bag with great stuff in it, and even go to the after party if you like. You'll go back to the office on Monday two inches taller (not guaranteed), full of fresh ideas and raring to go.
Go for the cake - it's NEPA BogCon's 5th anniversary!
NEPA BlogCon is offering complimentary tickets to the first 50 nonprofit professionals that request them. One ticket per agency. This offer is only good to applicants with verifiable nonprofit email addresses. If you have some kind of special circumstances let them know - the squirrels at NEPA BlogCon are easy to talk to!
Employment, Medicaid waivers and how they can be used, participant directed services, Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and PA ABLE Act updates, are some of the topics to be discussed at the NEPA Disability Conference, to be held October 21, at The Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre. Individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers, direct support professionals, supports coordinators, and the general public are invited to attend.
There is no cost to attend the day-long event, co-sponsored by The Arc of Luzerne County, and Rep. Aaron Kaufer, of the 120th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, with support from the Luzerne County Bar Association and the Luzerne Wyoming Counties Provider Association.
Brendan Harris, Chief of Staff, PA Department of Human Services
Kathleen F. McGrath, Esq., PA 529 College Savings Program, Director, Pennsylvania Treasury
Pam Klipa, Government Relations and Advocacy Director, The Arc of Pennsylvania
Marian Frattarola-Saulino, MSW, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Values Into Action
Alyse Kerr, MS, NCC, NADD-CC, LPC, President/CEO/Clinician, Integrative Counseling Services, PC
Robert M. Conklin, Northeast Regional Program Manager, and Joan Accardi, Supervisor, ODP QM Certification, Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Programs
Presentations from PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Wilkes Barre District Office
A complimentary buffet lunch will be available.
Registration for the NEPA Disability Conference is required online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nepa-disability-conference-tickets-26848164583.
The social media event hashtag is #NEPAdisability.
Three webinars will be hosted by The Office of Developmental Programs’ Deputy Secretary Nancy Thaler to discuss Everyday Lives: Values in Action, in September.
First introduced in 1991, the most recent publication Everyday Lives: Values In Action affirms the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) dedication to making it possible for everyone to live a life of meaning and joy.
The foundation of Everyday Lives: Values in Action is two statements:
1. We value what is important to people with disabilities and their families, who are striving for an everyday life.
2. People with disabilities have a right to an everyday life: a life that is no different than that of all other citizens.
Everyday Lives guides ODP as it follows the Information Sharing and Advisory Committee’s (ISAC) recommendations, develops policy, and designs programs. Providers of services will use the recommendations of Everyday Lives to support individuals and their families to achieve an everyday life.
The public may register for the no-cost webinar on one of three different dates:
Note please: if you are unable to register for one of these times a recording of the webinar will be posted at a later date. ODP will announce the location for the posted webinar.
Registration is required and is available by clicking here.
A drop down box will give you the option of selecting the date/time you wish to attend. Space is limited, so please only register for one of the available dates.
Download the recent publication Everyday Lives: Values in Action.