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2016

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New Report – “Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Pennsylvanians with Disabilities”

September 14th, 2016 | Reports

“Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Pennsylvanians with Disabilities” A Report of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project to the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council The report highlights Pennsylvania’s successes, challenges and unfinished business with the implementation of the Affordable Care […]

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PADDC Grant Writing Workshops

August 10th, 2016 | Workshops

Grant Writing Workshops In advance of the Council’s new Request for Proposals (RFP) book that will be issued in October, the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council will hold grant writing workshops at multiple locations, both in person and by webinar. Our […]

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Newly Published Supports Broker Policy Manual

August 9th, 2016 | Manuals

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and Values into Action-PA have published a Supports Broker Policy Manual to help build capacity for agencies and individuals interested in providing Supports Broker services in Pennsylvania.  This was undertaken as part of […]

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Leading PA Disability Agencies Unite Against Damaging Messages in Hollywood Movie ‘Me Before You’

June 7th, 2016 | news

Harrisburg, Pa. (June 7, 2016)–The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Act Network, which is comprised of the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC), Disabilities Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, says the movie ‘Me Before You’ is a […]

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Spokesperson for Recently Launched Stigma Campaign Says ‘Me Before You’ has Damaging Message

June 3rd, 2016 | news

Harrisburg, Pa. (June 3, 2016)– The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC), the organization that launched the Stigma Project campaign in April to change people’s thinking, behavior and attitudes toward people with disabilities, calls the messages in the recently released movie […]

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Draft PA DD Council 2017-2021 Five Year State Plan Available For 90-Day Public Comment Period

April 21st, 2016 | State Plan

Every five years, the Council adopts a State Plan setting forth the activities in which it will engage over the next five-year period. Under the State Plan, the Council makes funds available in a variety of areas for efforts to […]

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“I’m Glad My Kid Doesn’t Ride the Short Bus”

April 5th, 2016 | news

Provocative statewide campaign draws attention to stigma against people with disabilities Harrisburg, Pa. (April 5, 2016) – This morning all across Pennsylvania, thousands of thought bubbles appeared with harsh stigmatizing statements such as, “Mentally ill people are dangerous,” “Most ‘disabled’ […]

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PADDC Launches Provocative Statewide Campaign to Draw Attention to Stigma Against People with Disabilities

April 5th, 2016 | General

This morning all across Pennsylvania, thousands of thought bubbles appeared with harsh stigmatizing statements such as, “Mentally ill people are dangerous,” “Most ‘disabled’ people are just scamming the system,” and “There’s no such thing as a learning disability—people just need […]

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New Resource – Access Check: A How-To-Guide On Common Accessibility Problems

February 12th, 2016 | Resources

Did you ever wonder if your place of business is accessible?  Did you ever go to a building and not be able to access something? Our grantee, the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL), has released a resource, Access […]

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New Report Highlights Participant-Directed Supports (PDS) Options in Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)

February 11th, 2016 | Reports

The Person Driven Services and Supports Project at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University announces the release of,“Report: Status of Participant-Directed Supports (PDS) in Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).”  The report provides a basic explanation of the PDS […]

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