The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has an interactive map that identifies official drop-off locations in each county for unused and expired drugs. This is an excellent way to dispose of drugs to prevent unintentional or illegal ingestion, and potential environmental contamination.
Click here to go to the website.
The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) will be changing its name to the Department of Human Services (DHS). In preparation for this name change, some areas of the web will not be available after 5:00pm on Friday, November 21, 2014 through Sunday, November 23, 2014. Additional information related to the updates after November 24, 2014 will be provided by DHS.
Access to Higher Education for Students with Disabilities with Koert Wehberg on PA Independent Living
Koert Wehberg, Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, will appear on PA Independent living online radio show, Friday, 12:00 PM, November 14. Host Karla Porter, of The Arc of Luzerne County, will talk with Koert about the right for students with disabilities to receive appropriate supports in post-secondary education, and school districts to provide the necessary transition services so that they are prepared for the challenges of a world that extends beyond the brick walls of their high schools.
Read a recent article Kort authored for The Legal Intelligencer on the topic here.
Koert received his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law in 2008 with a certificate in Disability Law and Policy. He was the recipient of a prestigious two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship after law school, allowing him to represent low-income people of color with disabilities in general accessibility, fair housing and employment discrimination matters in New York City at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI). Koert stayed at NYLPI as a staff attorney through 2011 when he then joined the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania where he represents children with disabilities in special education and other discrimination matters.
Listen to the show live here or after the show to the recording.
The Tom Wolf Administration Transition has launched a website that encourages Pennsylvanians to openly interact with the transition, learn more about the process, provide feedback, receive announcements, and submit resumes.
From the website:
During the transition, we will work to bring together people from diverse backgrounds who have new and innovative ideas for Pennsylvania. And we want to hear from you. Take some time to reach out. Sign up for email alerts so you can be the first to hear about exciting announcements. And if you're interested in joining the team, you can submit your resume.
We are looking for talented people with a passion for good government. If you'd like to be a part of the team that will bring a fresh start to our commonwealth, apply today. The Wolf Administration will proudly be an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.
If you're interested in joining the team, you can submit your resume here.