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#visionariesaremade - Mother's Day 2017

May 2017

mother hugging a son who smilesVisionaries are not born; they're made.

Mother's Day photos, dialogue, and more


Disability Funding Rally

May 2017

smiling dad and 2 sonsAdvocates from across the state will advocate for fair funding for Pennsylvanians with disabilities on June 5, 2017 in Harrisburg, PA.

About the funding rally


Registration Open: Building Sustainable Personal Support Networks, One Small Step at a Time

April 2017


Graphic, rounded shapes suggest a rainbow of people with arms raised, around a central star Presenter: David Wetherow, parent, advocate, Microboard founder and seasoned trainer in qualitative program evaluation and person-centered planning.

Sustainable Personal Support Networks: Event Information


Official Launch: PA ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience)

April 2017

Through a tax free ABLE Account, people with disabilities will be able to save more money, gaining greater control of their own current and future financial position...

Read about the PA ABLE launch


CONES, a solo show about vampires, vision loss, and ice cream

April 2017


2 hands holding ice cream cones in front of brightly colored backgroundCONES, a solo show about vampires, vision loss, and ice cream

One free show only - Monday, April 25, 2017. Registration required.


5th Annual Graduate Assistant Poster Session

March 2017


female graduate student with her poster at crowded 2016 session Visit Temple University's College of Education on Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 4 - 6 PM to get a taste of what the next generation of researchers will be studying.

More about the poster session


Homeschooling and Inclusive Education Webinar April 12

March 2017

In this webinar, attendees will learn about homeschooling: related Pennsylvania laws, benefits for your child, requirements, secondary transition, and additional supports.

More info/Register


The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Receives Grant from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

March 2017

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University has been awarded a High Impact Innovative Quality of Life grant by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The grant will fund the "Adaptive Design Greater Philadelphia" program and will serve children (birth-6) with paralysis causing conditions.

Reeve Foundation Grant - full story


Institute Announces Small Grants for Assistive Technology

March 2017


Photo of Virginia Del SordoApplications for the Virginia Del Sordo Fund are now being accepted in order to help people with disabilities in Pennsylvania obtain needed assistive technology devices.

Learn more/Apply


Community lives for people with intellectual disabilities and autism a priority in Governor Wolf's proposed budget

February 2017


Graphic: Flag map of PennsylvaniaThe Institute applauds Governor Wolf's commitment to serve more people with disabilities in his proposed budget.

Learn more about the proposed budget


Institute on Disabilities at Temple University Names Celia S. Feinstein as Executive Director

January 2017

photo of Celia S. Feinstein, Executive Director of the Institute on DisabilitiesIn her new role, Ms. Feinstein continues to oversee programs the Institute's leadership development, quality of life, education and research programs, and adds the leadership of Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), Pennsylvania's Assistive Technology Act Program.

Celia S. Feinstein - full story


Institute Executive Director Celia S. Feinstein Named AUCD Board President

January 2017

several AUCD board members seated in front of AUCD banner

About the AUCD board of directors: Visit the AUCD website


Amy S. Goldman Retires from Temple University

November 2016

Amy S. Goldman smiling Amy S. Goldman announces retirement from Temple after 24 years.

Full story - Amy S. Goldman


New Assistive Technology Resource Center Named

November 2016

Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology has chosen Life and Independence for Today to be a partner as the newest Assistive Technology Resource Center in Pennsylvania.

Learn about the partnering organization


Governor Proclaims November Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

November 2016

GRAPHIC of Assistive Technology Month proclamation

Read the full proclamation


Welcome New Assistive Technology Reuse Partners

October 2016

Following a competition, PIAT selected partner programs to enhance the availability of reused equipment to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.

Read more about the reuse partners


Request for Proposal - Enhancing AT Services

September 2016

A program of the Institute, Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, announces three competitive Requests for Proposals to provide funding for enhancing the scope of assistive technology services available to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. Proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. on November 7, 2016.

Learn more/Apply


November 2nd and 9th: Presentations on the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule

September 2016

PHOTO of Alison BarkoffPresenter Alison Barkoff will explain the new HCBS settings rule, its implementation, and other aligning federal policies.

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November 10: Adaptive Designer and Fabricator Alex Truesdell Presents on Adaptive Global Design

September 2016

PHOTO of Alex TruesdellIn this event, Adaptive Design Global: Build for One, Engage Everyone, Change Everything™, attendees will learn the principles of creating custom adaptations to reduce barriers and the impact of assistive technology.

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