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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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Applications Being Accepted for Grassroots Grants Program

January 21st, 2016 | Grants

The PA Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to apply for funding from our Grassroots Grants Program.   These grants encourage new ideas which we can use in our future activities and are intended either to build on work we have already […]

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How to Review Council State Plans and Annual Program Performance Reports

December 21st, 2015 | State Plan, Reports

Annual State Plans and Annual Program Performance Reports for all Developmental Disabilities Councils in the U.S. States and Territories can be found online. Visit www.ddsuite.org. To find a report, click the link on the right side of the page under […]

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October PADDC Meetings Cancelled

October 8th, 2015 | General

Due to multiple issues presented by the Pennsylvania budget impasse, we unfortunately must cancel the meetings of the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council that were scheduled for October 14-15 in Harrisburg. We will provide updates as soon as we are able.

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PADDC to Host Rural Outreach Forums

September 15th, 2015 | Forums

We have planned a series of Rural Outreach Forums in which individuals with disabilities, their family and friends can share what is important to them regarding disability and related community issues in their towns and as citizens of Pennsylvania. We would like […]

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2015 Housing Survey of People with Disabilities in Pennsylvania

August 19th, 2015 | Surveys

Our CHOICE project (Comprehensive Housing Options in Communities for Everyone) in Western Pennsylvania has recently issued the Executive Summary and full report of the “Housing Survey of People with Disabilities in Pennsylvania.” The goal of CHOICE is to identify and […]

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