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 the Person-Driven Services and Supports Project, funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council to raise awareness of and to promote and expand self-directed services across the Commonwealth. This is about enabling greater authority and control for people with disabilities to lead their own services and ultimately, their lives.

The manual is designed for providers who want to offer Supports Broker services and partner with individuals with disabilities and their families to ensure this option is available to anyone interested.

Among the topics covered are the roles and responsibilities for supports brokers as well as qualification and evaluation standards.  Providers can use the manual to develop supports broker services.

The Supports Broker Policy Manual can be accessed through the following links:

And lastly: should you have questions regarding the Supports Broker Policy Manual or the Person Driven Services and Supports project, please contact:

Marian Frattarola-Saulino, MSW
Co-Founder | Executive Director
Values into Action
The Main Street Commons
561 Main Street, Suite 265
Bethlehem, PA 18018

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Marian’s Telephone: 610-565-5177
Marian’s Fax: 215-717-4658