Information and Events for Parents & Guardians
Adolescent Social Skills Program for Autistic Youth : Adolescent Social Skills Participants Dissemination Flyer Nov 2014.pdf

HEART Flyer.pdf

Community of Practice:  Supporting Families Throughout the Lifespan
Invitation to Participate
CoP Session Invite.docx

Community Eligibility Provision - FREE lunch and breakfast
Free Lunch and Breakfast.pdf

Effective Communication By School Districts
effective communication -2.pdf

Video You Should Watch

BrainSTEPS Brain Injury School Re-Entry Program

Community And Residential Empowerment Services
Community Based Day Programs
Grand Opening Flyer.pdf
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Grand Opening Flyer-1.docx

Beginning June 2016
Admission Criteria.pdf

Finally, the College Board makes it easier for Students with Disabilities to get SAT Accommodations
College Board and SAT Accommodations, December 2, 2016.pdf

​Educational Chat and Chew
Starting February 23, 2017
Concluding October 19, 2017
Chat and Chew Series.pdf

ODP News
February 2017 ODP News.pdf

Medical Assistance, Waivers and Transition
Using Public Insurance to Get Services & Support
Harrisburg - April 19, 2017
Greensburg - May 4, 2017
Pittsburgh - May 5, 2017
Peal_Parent_Institute_Training_brochure 2017.pdf
FINAL MA workshops 2017 flyer (2).docx

Wings for All
May 6, 2017

​Special Education Plan 2017
Special Education Plan 2017-1.doc

Special Soles 5K Run/Walk & Kids 1/4 Mile Fun Run
April 29, 2017
Special Soles 5k Application 2017.docx

​Theater Workshop for Teens & Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
April 24, 2017
Theater Workshop for Teens with Developmental DisabilitiesAges 12-18 (5).pdf

The New Face of Employment Services
April 25, 2017
Register by April 13, 2017
new face.pdf

Pennsylvania Invites Artists with a Disability to Submit Their Visions of Pennsylvania


Harrisburg, PA – Today Pennsylvania launches its third statewide art contest for artists with a disability, Art: the Universal Language. This year’s theme will be Visions of Pennsylvania.


Artists of all ages are encouraged to share their vision and interpretation of Pennsylvania, whether they show their rendering of its natural beauty, city streets, its people, or any other aspect of the commonwealth.


Artists can submit images of their paintings, drawings, photos, 3-D items, or multi-media pieces. A team of judges will choose winners based on originality, imagination, visual interest, and skillful use of materials.


The art contest is a collaboration between the Department of Human Services (DHS), The Arc of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association, Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Last year artists submitted more than 440 works of art, including paintings, drawings, photos, 3-D items, and mixed media pieces. Information, contest entry form, and winning artwork from previous contests can be found here.

Deadline for submitting materials is July 14, 2017. Winners will be honored at a ceremony on September 25, 2017, in the Capitol Rotunda.

For more information, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Kostelac, 717-425-7606

ARTISTS’ CONTACT: Devon Grant, or 717-783-4287