The 2018 meetings of the Governor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities will be one day, face-to-face meetings, as follows:
All meetings are scheduled from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM, at PA Department of Education’s Heritage Room, located at
333 Market St. Harrisburg.
If you have any questions, please contact Devon Grant at 717-783-4287, email@example.com, or Lisa Anastasi at 717-346-4381, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support and self-advocacy groups are one way for individuals and families to stay connected to each other. ASERT provides and interactive map to help you locate an active group in your region. Recently, over 25 new groups were added to the interactive map. There are many different types of groups for individuals, parents, and siblings currently operating in Pennsylvania. To use the interactive map simply click on your county to see a list of support groups available in your area! If you know of a support group not listed on the site you can let them know by calling 877-231-4244 or emailing email@example.com. Access the Support Groups interactive map by clicking here.
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Department of Human Services (DHS) launched a Community Living Waiver effective January 1 to make services available to approximately 1,000 more individuals with an intellectual disability (ID) or autism in the commonwealth.
“Since I took office I have been committed to expanding access to care, getting people off of waiting lists for care and increasing home and community care,” Governor Wolf said. “These waivers are a means to reduce the waiting list and provide people with high-quality care in their communities without a lot of bureaucratic red tape to make that happen.”
Many people age 18-64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) are under the impression that if they earn any income they will lose their benefits. Although this is a myth, it is important to understand program and reporting rules that must be followed in order to comply with benefit requirements.
If you are age 18-64 and receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI), the Ticket to Work (Ticket) program can provide the support you need. Put an end to myths about the program and benefits and replace them with facts. Get encouraged with the knowledge that working and self-sufficiency are attainable!
Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller was joined by families, advocates, and stakeholders at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the commonwealth and to push for the re-authorization needed to continue the program.
“Initially, we had hoped this would purely be a celebratory event – unfortunately, we still have some work to do,” said Miller. “CHIP works. It is credited with helping to cut the uninsured rate for kids by more than half, while also reducing hospitalization rates, improving kids’ educational outcomes, and bolstering their families’ economic well-being.”