Do you know what Pennsylvania’s Employment First Initiatives Means for You?
February 28, 2017

Reservation is required to get connection information. See below for information.

Pennsylvania believes it is time to raise the expectations of all our residents and wants individuals with disabilities working in integrated community-based employment.  All Pennsylvanians should have the ability to be hired and fired.  It is time we no longer settle for programs and services that do not encourage full participation in our community and join the ranks of other states that demonstrate people with disabilities can be successful in competitive employment.

Join us for a presentation on how state plans will accomplish this, what legislation has been proposed and how it might impact state plans and employment services.  Learn what programs and resources we have to accomplish this and how you can join the effort.  Don’t be left behind!

The webinar will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

Date: February 28, 2017    Time: 10 a.m.

Location: personal desktop, phone, or from a select list of host locations

Host Location: Center for Independent Living of Central PA, 207 House Ave, Camp Hill, PA 17011   Time: 10 a.m. - noon     Seating is limited.

Other host locations:

  • The Arc of Westmoreland/Achieva, Greensburg
  • Oil City High School, 10 Lynch Blvd., Oil City
  • The Arc of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
  • Center for Independent Living of Central PA, Camp Hill
  • Resources for Human Development, Philadelphia
  • Vision for Equality, Philadelphia
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Dubois

 For more information about DASH or to REGISTER

​These workshops are provided by the Disability Advocacy Support Hub (DASH)  a project of Disability Rights Pennsylvania, and are funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.



The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties is pleased to offer their 19th annual ‘JOURNEY THROUGH SPECIAL EDUCATION’ conference, March 25, 2017,
at The Park Inn, 5401 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg Pa 17050.

This seminar is designed to advance the skills of those who provide education or support to students with special learning needs.

 The 2017 agenda includes:

  • Opening Presentation: WIOA:  A Year in Review

Diane Cashman, Director of Employment, Office of Developmental Programs
Walter Howard, Chief,- Division of Monitoring and Improvement—East,  Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education
Dana Baccanti; Chief, Special Programs Division, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

 Full Day Session:

  • A Venture Toward Understanding the Biology and Behavior of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Half Day Sessions include:

  • Development of Social, Behavior, and Emotional Skills For Elementary Students
  • Managing Challenging Behavior in the School, Home, and Community
  • Inclusion of Students with Disabilities for Educational and Transition Outcomes
  • Development of Social, Behavior, and Emotional Skills For Middle and Secondary Students
  • From Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) to Behavior Support Planning and Beyond    
  • Understanding the Evaluation Process, Types of Assessments, and Understanding Results 

 This seminar will present information of value to families, general and special education professionals, paraprofessionals, behavior consultants, board certified behavior analysts, administrators, mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities staff, therapists, social workers, advocates and all others interested in students with special learning needs.

 Act 48 Clock hours and BACB CE’s have been approved.  Parent scholarships are also available.

 Our website contains additional information about this event as well as online registration under CPARC Events;