New Film Spotlights Professor and His Groundbreaking Theory
A recently released film, "Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization," focuses on the principle of normalization and Professor Wolf Wolfensberger, who used this principle to challenge the basis of assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities.
Learn about this film
College of Direct Support - Supporting People in Developing More Fulfilling Lives with the Power of Knowledge
The online curriculum—designed for those who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities—is administered in Pennsylvania by the Institute on Disabilities.
More about the College of Direct Support
Emergency Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities
Day-long training sessions will bringing together people with disabilities and their families with emergency planners, in two locations.
Register online for emergency training
Employment Here and Now! Open House
The Employment Here and Now! open house will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Learn about this employment program for eligible people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the application process.
More about program/eligibility
Register Now for the C2P2 Family Leadership Workshop
Register now for the workshop, Identifying Community Resources: Supports and Services for Children with Disabilities Attending Cyber, Charter, Private, Parochial or Home Schools on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
Fourth Annual Graduate Student Poster Session
Fourth annual Graduate Student Poster Session takes place on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, and is open to the public.
Poster session details
Spring/Summer 2016 AT Demonstration Days Schedule
An opportunity for "guided exploration" of devices, for people with disabilities and their families, as well as providers of education, health and related services.
Get the schedule/Request a demo
Webinar for Nursing Home Transition Coordinators, Peer Counselors and Consumers
"Power Mobility and AAC for Nursing Home Residents"
April 5, 2016 via Webex
Webinar Registration and Information
Spread the Word to End the Word Rally at Temple Student Center
On March 15 and 16, the Academy for Adult Learning partners with Temple organizations to encourage students, staff, and visitors to make the pledge to Stop the R-Word. Location: Temple University Main Campus.
Sign the pledge/Learn more
Here. Opens at City Hall in Philadelphia
The Institute hosted an an opening for the art exhibit called Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services on March 4. Location: City Hall, Philadelphia.
Learn about opening/art exhibit
Tickets Available for World Premiere Play, A Fierce Kind of Love
Reserve tickets now for the play, A Fierce Kind of Love, which will be performed from April 7 until April 17. Location: Christ Church Neighborhood House, Old City, Philadelphia.
More information/Reserve tickets
Symposium: Disability and Change - March 23 at Temple University's Main Campus
Register now for the one-day symposium, Disability and Change: Meaningful Lives, Multiple Roles on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
Registration, schedule, and more information about the Disability and Change Symposium
Free C2P2 Family Leadership Webinars in March and April
These two free webinars will have examples on how to include children, and successful behavior strategies.
Learn more and register for webinars
Here. Exhibit Opens at City Hall Philadelphia in March
The Institute will present an art exhibit entitled Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services from March 4 until May 6. Location: City Hall, Philadelphia.
Learn about Here. Stories from Selinsgrove Center and KenCrest Services
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