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Digging Deeper: School Policing in Allegheny County
Slots still available for free webinar
April 7, 2022, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm EST
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Schools should be safe places for learning, but the increased presence of police in schools has made schools less safe for some students, particularly students of color and students with disabilities. As school administrators, school boards, parents, and advocates seek to better understand the role police are playing in their schools, it is important to both listen to students and to critically examine data. But can the community count on data about school policing in schools? A recently-released report by ACLU of PA, Student Arrests in Allegheny County Schools: The Need for Transparency and Accountability, has found serious discrepancies and inconsistencies in how schools report student arrests and citations. While flawed, some patterns clearly emerge, including that race and disability-based disparities in policing are greater in Pennsylvania than the national averages, and that Pittsburgh has higher rates than other parts of the state. The co-authors of the report will present their findings, and we’ll discuss the implications.


Race + Disability Check-in: Representation in Media and Society
April 19, 2022, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm EST
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1 in 4 people in the US has a disability, yet disability is not widely portrayed in mainstream culture. Movements like #DisabilityTooWhite have shone a light on the limited scope of disability representation in media and society. In this interactive lunchtime conversation, we will unpack mainstream depictions of disability with an eye to how they engage with white supremacist culture as well as how they harm people people of color and people with disabilities.


You can always find the full list of upcoming programs here and recordings from past programs here.

With the staffing crisis showing no signs of easing, the need for help supporting the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled community has never been more acute. SafeinHome has numerous tools to help enhance independence and self-direction while helping to ease staffing shortages. David Thom, Account Executive in the Philadelphia Region, has scheduled drop-in hours for the next few weeks to discuss how Remote Supports (RS) and Assistive Technology (AT) can help the people we all serve.

SafeinHome invites you to learn about their Remote Supports and Assistive Technology during office hours at the following times via Zoom or Teams. Whether you’d like to talk about a specific individual, or just discuss Remote Supports and Assistive Technology in general, please feel free to join the office hours or reach out any time via the contact information below:

Tara Harmening, Southwestern PA, 724-433-9401
Every Tuesday 10:00 am–11:00 am through 3-15-22
Visit here to join the meeting.

Season Jackson, Northeastern PA, 570-840-2240
Every Thursday 9:00 am–10 am through 3-24-22
Visit here to join the meeting.

Christina Romel, Western PA, 412-779-3100
Every Tuesday 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Visit here to join the Zoom meeting.

Kristie Ondisco, Central PA, 570-640-0663
Every two weeks on Wednesdays 1:00 pm–2:00 pm, starting 3-23-22 to 4-20-22.
Visit here to join the meeting.

David Thom, Southeastern PA, 510-333-4909

Visit SafeinHome’s website for more details.

The following is a list of PA Family Network Event dates for workshops, the monthly Family Forum: Updates, as well as the Sibling Good Life Group Meeting. You can find below the flyers that contain event descriptions and details. All events are virtual through Zoom, with links in the flyers.

NOTE: All Workshop and Family Forum events use the same Zoom Link. The Sibling Group uses a different Zoom link.

Waiver Basics (101) Part 2 Workshop
February 1, 2022 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Safety in the Community Workshops
February 3, 2022 10:00 am–12:00 pm
February 8, 2022 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Sibling Good Life Group
February 7, 2022 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Advanced Waiver Workshop Part 1 for SIBLINGS
February 9, 2022 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Advanced Waiver Workshop Part 2 for SIBLINGS
February 10, 2022 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Healthy Relationships Workshop
February 15, 2022 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Family Forum: Updates
February 16, 2022 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

PLANEANDO A LARGO PLAZO Workshop (Long-Term Planning in Spanish)
February 21, 2022 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Waiver Basics (101) Part 1 Workshop
February 22, 2022 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Waiver Basics (101) Part 2 Workshop
February 22, 2022 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Advanced Waiver Workshop Part 1
February 24, 2022 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Advanced Waiver Workshop Part 2
February 24, 2022 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

ODP Announcement 21-075 provides information regarding a new webcast for members of Human Rights Teams (HRT) and Human Rights Committees: “Making A Determination.” With the release of Bulletin 00-21-01 Guidance for Human Rights Teams and Human Rights Committees, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) released a 4-part webcast series titled “Human Rights in Depth” to provide information and support for stakeholders involved in implementing the guidance and requirements related to individual rights and restrictive procedures.

The four webcasts, which are available on MyODP, provide detailed discussion regarding the responsibilities to inform, the strategies to support people to exercise their rights, the ability to make a determination, and human rights teams and human rights committees. Following up on those webcasts, ODP is now offering members of HRTs and HRCs webinar training to delve more deeply into the process of “MAKING A DETERMINATION.”

Use the following link to register. A demographics information form and training confirmation will need to be completed before the registration link will become available.

Post-Pandemic Re-Integration and Assessment of Community Interactions

June 22, 2021 from 1:30 pm–3:00 pm ET

The purpose of this training is to assist states to successfully re-integrate individuals receiving home and community-based services (HCBS) and supports into their communities by redefining the baseline for community access as the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic are relaxed or eliminated. In this training we will:

  • Share pertinent CMS guidance from the State Health Official Letter of December 22, 2020: Planning for the Resumption of Normal State Medicaid, CHIP and Basic Health Program Operations Upon Conclusion of the Public Health Emergency and the January 15, 2021 General Transition Planning Tool;
  • Review some of the changes that will need to occur as the flexibilities approved for use during the pandemic begin to unwind including identifying flexibilities used by states which could potentially be incorporated into 1915(c) waivers going forward; and
  • Identify the key strategic factors included in a state’s assessment process to ensure that individuals can re-connect with their communities in accordance with their own choices and preferences taking into account the dignity of risk and including the most current, appropriate methods for delivery of HCBS based on those individual preferences.

Following the presentation, webinar participants will have the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session receiving feedback from CMS.

Register here.


Beyond the Pandemic: How Technology Influences and Ensures an Integrated Life in the Community PART 2 of 2

July 14, 2021 from 1:30 pm–3:00 pm ET

This training is the second session of a two part presentation on how technology can influence and ensure an integrated life in the community. The use of technology to support the ongoing delivery of services during the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread. This training will explore how to take lessons learned and consider the use of technology in supporting reintegration with in-person services and assist home and community-based services (HCBS) participants to re-engage with their communities.

Part one of this presentation discussed the importance of person-centered planning, self-determination and informed choice when considering the use of technology, balancing the use of technology with in-person services, technology solutions during and beyond the pandemic, types of technology solutions and data and research findings from across the nation.

Part two of this training will address critical considerations for states as they explore incorporating technology into HCBS waivers prior to or when the Appendix K flexibilities have ended. The presentation will explore the concepts of Technology First vs. technology only, offer examples from two Technology First states, address the use of technology across populations to mitigate social isolation, discuss rate methodology and payment considerations for technology supports, provide suggestions for how to plan for and implement increasing uses of technology with a focus on community reintegration and considerations for innovation, evaluation and research.

Following the presentation, webinar participants will have the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session receiving feedback from CMS and the presenters.

Register here.

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Donna Martin
American Network of Community Options and Resources
Alexandria, VA
(401) 965-9411
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The Employment First Community of Practice will host a webinar on “Competitive Integrated Employment in 2020 – Consumer and Provider Perspectives” on December 9, 2020 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time (ET). This webinar will share stories about how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have adapted to employment changes during the COVID-19 pandemic so that they can continue to work. It will also outline ways that employment services providers have changed their job development and job coaching strategies.

  • Register for “Competitive Integrated Employment in 2020 – Consumer and Provider Perspectives”

Pre-Employment Transition Services Funding

The Employment First Community of Practice webinar on “Pre-Employment Transition Services Flexibility Regarding the Use of Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Funds” is available for viewing. The webinar provides an overview and background of the Notice of Interpretation (NOI) published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2020 by the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services about the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. The NOI addresses questions and comments about reserve funds’ allowable use for auxiliary aids and services; it also addresses questions concerning other VR services listed in the Rehabilitation Act.

  • View “Pre-Employment Transition Services Flexibility Regarding the Use of Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Funds”

Disability Employment Etiquette

The Council of State Governments (CSG) and the State Exchange on Employment and Disability will present a webinar on “Disability Employment Etiquette” on December 11, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET as part of CSG’s 2020 National Conference. The webinar will focus on interacting with people with disabilities and creating inclusive workplaces.

  • Register for “Disability Employment Etiquette”

Ensuring a Disability Perspective in State Policy

The webinar on “Ensuring a Disability Perspective in State Policy”, hosted by the Council of State Governments (CSG) and the State Exchange on Employment and Disability, is available for viewing. The webinar, which was held as part of the CSG 2020 National Conference, features discussions on how states can include individuals with disabilities in broader policymaking, including a disability perspective on commissions on transportation, the future of work, and other state initiatives. It was the final episode in an ADA30 series produced by CSG that explored the origin and legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Register to watch “Ensuring a Disability Perspective in State Policy”
  • Visit the ADA30 Series Archive

Making Documents Accessible

The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology released “Making Documents Accessible.” This resource provides steps to follow to ensure that documents are designed so that people with and without disabilities can easily access and edit them.

  • Read “Making Documents Accessible”

COVID-19 Accessible Materials for People with Disabilities Webinar Series

The Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation is presenting the COVID-19 Accessible Materials for People with Disabilities webinar series. Included is “A Closer Look: Mental Health and Resilience within the Disability Community During COVID-19”, which will be held on December 16, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET. This webinar will explore the mental health and resilience of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and ways service providers can access relevant resources. Additional webinars include “Making Social Media Accessible for People with Disabilities”, which will be held on January 20, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET, and “A Closer Look: Guidance for Businesses and Employers Considering the Needs of People with Disabilities During COVID-19”, which will be held on February 10, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET.

  • Register for “A Closer Look: Mental Health and Resilience within the Disability Community During COVID-19”
  • Register for “Making Social Media Accessible for People with Disabilities”
  • Register for “A Closer Look: Guidance for Businesses and Employers Considering the Needs of People with Disabilities During COVID-19”