New Pilot Program to Distribute Free Wireless Devices for Telecommunication
Pennsylvania's Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP) is distributing free wireless devices for eligible Pennsylvanians with disabilities to improve telecommunication at work, at home and in the community.
More about program/eligibility
Welcome New Assistive Technology Reuse Partners
Following a competition, PIAT selected partner programs to increase the scope of assistive technology reutilization accessible to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.
Learn about the reuse partners
Holiday Greetings from the Institute on Disabilities
Read the Institute's new mission statement, and learn how to support the Institute and stay up to date with our work and accomplishments.
Institute Named as College of Direct Support Administrator
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs has named the Institute on Disabilities as the new statewide administrator of the College of Direct Support, a national web-based learning system designed for people who support individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Read the official memo
Final AT Demonstration Day of 2015 is Wednesday, December 9
Topic: Apple Devices for Persons with Vision Loss.
Learn how Apple devices can help a person with vision loss identify money, set reminders and alarms, use GPS for orientation and navigation, and more.
Demonstrations are free. Registration is required.
Register for a demo
Governor Proclaims November as Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania
"In special recognition of the importance of assistive technology, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim November 2015 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS MONTH. I encourage all citizens to become aware of the many ways in which assistive technologies contribute to the health, happiness and independence of our family, friends and neighbors."
Read the full proclamation
Online Sibling Focus Groups Coming Soon!
All people with disabilities and siblings of people with disabilities are encouraged to participate in our online focus group Thursday, October 29.
The outcome will help inform others about the needs of people with disabilities and their siblings.
Learn how to participate
Assistive Technology Expo and Vendor Fair
AT Expo set for November 20 on Temple University's Main Campus.
Learn more/Register for AT Expo
Art Installation at Capitol Rotunda Features Voices and Images of People with Disabilities
The Institute will present an art installation entitled Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services from October 19 until October 23. Location: Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg.
More about Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services
Mini Course Lecture October 21: The Importance of Belonging
Presented by David Pitonyak in Harrisburg. Workshop will examine the importance of relationships in our lives and ideas for helping people to build positive, enduring relationships.
Lecture followed by lunch and gallery talk at the Capitol Rotunda for Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services.
Learn more/Registration now open
Apply Now for C2P2 Early Intervention
Apply for an upcoming session of free leadership development training for families of children who receive Infant-Toddler Early Intervention or Pre-School Early Intervention Services.
More information and how to apply
WEBINAR: Building Safe and Healthy Relationships
This webinar will explore understanding friendships, navigating the social world, and avoiding unhealthy relationships.
Learn more and register for webinar
New Videos from the Institute
The Institute's Criminal Justice/First Responders program has released new videos designed for law enforcement professionals, first responders, and families.
More about the Criminal Justice/First Responder Videos
Institute on Disabilities and its Staff Play Role in ADA 25th Celebration
The 25th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandating civil rights for people with disabilities, featured entertainment, remarks by dignitaries, a parade to the National Constitution Center, and more.
More about the Philadelphia ADA celebration
Temple University Recruits for Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies
Temple University is recruiting students interested in pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies, a program which focuses on exposure to and study of disability from multiple perspectives.
Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies
Institute and Staff Member Honored
The PA Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services and the Advisory Committee for the Blind of Pennsylvania awarded commendations to the Institute on Disabilities and an employee on June 2.
Commendations awarded - read the story