PUBLIC FORUMS on Issues for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

August 2014
(updated September 2014)

We want to hear from you!

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University need your input about the issues that matter most to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families.

How can we improve supports, services, your community, advocacy, training, and rights for people with disabilities and their families?

Specifically, we would like to hear your ideas about...

  • the disability and social issues we should pursue to better support people with disabilities and their families, and provide information and education for all Pennsylvanians.
  • how we can ensure that civil and human rights of people with disabilities are protected.
  • the training opportunities we should make available; for people with disabilities and family members, and for people who provide supports and the general community.
  • the research needed in Pennsylvania to guide policy; improve services, supports, systems and communities; and ensure civil and human rights.

Although our organizations do not provide direct services, we work statewide to improve disability service and social systems, conduct needed research, assist with collaboration and networking, disseminate information, provide training and technical assistance, advocate for positive social changes, and work to ensure civil rights to empower, increase knowledge and improve the lives of people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.

Please attend one of these PUBLIC FORUMS (or send your written comments).

Thursday, September 4

Williamsport - Roads To Freedom CIL, 24 E. 3rd Street
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

State College - State College Borough Building, 243 S. Allen Street, Room 201
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, September 5

King of Prussia - PaTTAN 200 Anderson Road
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lancaster – Manheim Township Bldg., 1840 Municipal Drive, Lancaster
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 15

Erie - Voices for Independence CIL, 1107 Payne Avenue
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Meadville - The Arc of Crawford County, 222 Chestnut Street
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 16

Washington – TRIPIL, 69 E. Beau Street
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Pittsburgh - ACHIEVA - Arc of Greater Pittsburgh, 711 Bingham Street
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 30

Windber (Johnstown) – Windber Community Bldg., 1605 Graham Avenue, Windber
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Camp Hill – CIL of Central PA, 207 House Avenue, Suite 107
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, October 6

Stroudsburg – Monroe County Safety Center, 100 Gypsum Road, Room #2
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Scranton – Center for Independent Living , 1142 Sanderson Avenue
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 8

Telephone: 1-866-210-1669
Enter participant #3478987
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

*If you need an accommodation to participate, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the date of the meeting you will attend. Note that we will show a PowerPoint during our presentation.

Please contact us through these methods if you have questions or need an accommodation:

Voice: 717-236-8100; Ext.300; TTY: 877-375-7139; Email: Toll free: 800-692-7443 Ext. 300

Para información en español: 215-204-9348

Written comments are due no later than Wednesday, October 8, 2014. To submit written comments, please submit by postal mail or email at the following addresses:

Postal mail:
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
ATTENTION: Eric Howell
1414 N. Cameron Street, Second Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17103-1049


The 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.

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.

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC) is a planning and funding group made up of people with disabilities, family members, advocates, and state department representatives who work to create favorable conditions for Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities and their families.

This announcement is made possible through funding from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. This announcement is available in alternate formats upon request.

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