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RCPA Policy Director and Two Legislators

RCPA’s Jim Sharp, Rep. Schlegel Culver, and Rep. Mehaffie received awards

HARRISBURG (June 9, 2021) — The Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) congratulates the recipients of the ABA in PA Initiative’s 2021 award recipients. The ABA in PA Initiative is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to changing the future for all children in Pennsylvania with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by ensuring access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy via Medical Assistance. Each year, the organization recognizes several individuals who have gone above and beyond for the autism and special needs children’s community. The 2021 award recipients include distinguished legislative advocates as well as the director of RCPA’s Children’s Division.

The ABA in PA Initiative today recognized the following award recipients:

  • RCPA Children’s Division Director Jim Sharp received the Pioneer and Key Collaborator Award;
  • Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R–Northumberland) received the Advocate for Excellence Award; and
  • Representative Thomas L. Mehaffie III (R–Dauphin) received the Champion for Behavior Analysts of Pennsylvania Award.

You can view the full press release here.