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Help Us Connect to Self Advocates!

March 11th, 2024 | news

PADDC is working on a project to enhance Pennsylvania’s self advocate leadership to focus on system and policy change. We invite people with developmental and intellectual disabilities (I/DD) and providers or organizations to connect us to self advocates who may […]

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Our 2023 Impact Report

March 5th, 2024 | news

We are very excited to share our 2023 Impact Report. The report shows how the Council and our grant partners are working in creative ways to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and families throughout the Commonwealth. Read […]

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month; Governor Shapiro Issues Proclamation

March 1st, 2024 | news

It’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Let’s raise awareness of the inclusion and contributions of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life, while also acknowledging the work we still need to do to remove barriers. The 2024 theme […]

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Reflections on the #NextGenInclusion Event

November 30th, 2023 | General, news

On November 30, approximately 200 people gathered in Harrisburg to learn and reflect on Inclusive Education for students with disabilities. The PADDC provided financial support for this important event. In the past, Pennsylvania had key wins for inclusive education. In […]

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Self Advocate Meeting On Changes to Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act

October 24th, 2023 | news

  We are cosponsoring a virtual meeting with Temple University Institute on Disabilities for self advocates on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The meeting is about The Rehabilitation Act. This is a law that was passed 50 years ago. It ensures that […]

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Pre-application Conference Information

April 11th, 2023 | news, Announcements, Conferences, General

Pre-application Conference Webinars Each grant area will have a pre-application webinar. At these webinars, applicants can ask us questions about the application process. Answers given at this conference are documented in minutes and become an official part of the Request […]

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Sen. Casey Requesting Statements for the Record on Guardianship

March 16th, 2023 | news, Alerts, General

(Our Executive Director, Lisa Tesler, shares this important information from The Majority Staff of the Senate Special Committee on Aging) “In the near future, the Senate Special Committee on Aging will be holding a hearing on guardianships, conservatorships, protective arrangements, and […]

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Spring 2023 Outlooks Newsletter (and 2022 Impact Report)

March 14th, 2023 | news, Publications, Newsletters, General

We hope you enjoy reading our Spring 2023 Outlooks Newsletter and 2023 Impact Report! In this issue: Note from the Executive Director 2022 – 2023 Advocacy Agenda New PADDC Grants (starting January 2023) 2022 Council Impacts Advocacy Tip of the […]

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PADDC Request For Applications (RFA) Released

September 1st, 2022 | news, Announcements, Grants, General

We are pleased to announce that the newest Request for Application (RFA) book for our 2022-2026 State Plan is now available for you to download, which includes 15 separate grant opportunities. The deadline to submit applications for these grants is Wednesday, […]

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Council Seeking Nominations for Council Membership

August 12th, 2022 | General, news

PADDC is seeking nominations for Council members who are: Individuals with developmental disabilities Parents of children with developmental disabilities Family members of adults with developmental disabilities The PA Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC) empowers individuals with developmental disabilities and their families […]

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