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.
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!
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development- UCEDD has developed a website, “Complex Moral Issues: End-of-Life Decisions for Adults with Significant Intellectual Disabilities,” to help guardians who have been given the responsibility to assist people who have never been able to express their intentions about end-of-life care and life-sustaining treatments due to the extent of their cognitive disability and limited ability to communicate abstract and complex messages.
The website includes Ethics Workup Exercises, a discussion of using a Think/Act/Plan planning process, frequently asked questions, and resources.
Click here to visit the website.