October 2011

We want to hear from you!

How Can We Improve Supports, Services and Advocacy for People with Disabilities and Families?

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN), The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University need your input, thoughts, ideas and suggestions as we plan our work and the issues we need to address. Please register for one of these PUBLIC FORUMS (or send your written comments):

HARRISBURG Thursday, October 27

2:00 - 4:00 PM
Dauphin Case Management Unit (CMU)
1100 S. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP)
207 House Avenue
Suite 107
Camp Hill, PA 17011

PITTSBURGH Monday, October 31

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
711 Bingham St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

2:00 - 4:00 PM
Four Points by Sheraton
910 Sheraton Drive
Mars, Pennsylvania

WILKES BARRE Wednesday, November 2

2:00 - 4:00 PM
Holiday Inn Express Wilkes-Barre
1063 Highway 315 Blvd
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

PHILADELPHIA Thursday, November 3

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Vision for Equality
Cast Iron Building
718 Arch Street, Floor 6N
Philadelphia, PA

ALLENTOWN Monday, November 7

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
435 Allentown Drive
Allentown, PA 18109

BETHLEHEM Wednesday, November 16

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Arc of Lehigh/Northampton Counties, Inc.
2289 Avenue A
Bethlehem, PA 18017

PHILADELPHIA Monday, November 28

2:30PM - 4:30 PM
Vision for Equality
Cast Iron Building, 718 Arch Street, Floor 6N
Philadelphia, PA 19106


  • What disability issues should we pursue to provide information and better support for people with disabilities and their families?
  • How can we ensure that civil and human rights of people with disabilities are protected?
  • What training opportunities would you like to see available to people with disabilities, family members and the people who provide supports?
  • What research needs to be done to guide policy, improve services and supports, and ensure civil and human rights?

To attend IN PERSON:

To register for any session, please call or e-mail:

Amber Kavka-Warren 215-238-8070 x 213 (voice) 877-375-7139 (TTY)

Please let us know at least 5 business days in advance if you will require accommodations in order to participate.


If you are unable to attend a forum, your written comments are welcome.

Please send to:
DRN Attn: Amber Kavka-Warren
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut St., Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4798


Additional Information about the SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC) is a planning and funding body made up of people with disabilities, their family members and state agency officials which pursues improvements in the social and human service systems which support the rights and interests of people with developmental and other disabilities.
  • The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) is the federally authorized, independent organization established to provide legal and other advocacy services to Pennsylvanians with disabilities to ensure that their civil and human rights are protected.
  • Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Pennsylvania's University Center for Excellence, provides community-based training and technical assistance, university-based training, research, dissemination and advocacy regarding people with developmental disabilities and families.

Made possible through funding from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the US Department of Health & Human Services.

Para información en español: 215-204-9348

Any requests for accommodations must be made at least five business days before the forum.

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