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November 21, 2014

ODP Update
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has issued Announcement #088-14: Department of Public Welfare Name Change to Department of Human Service. The name change is effective November 24. Some areas of the department website will not be available November 21 – 23 to allow updating.

SELN
The State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) has hosted a series of online discussions regarding case management services to improve employment outcomes for people with developmental disabilities. Recordings and handouts from these sessions are available on the SELN website.  The next discussion session is December 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Capitol Christmas Tree
Governor Corbett will hold a Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony December 4, 5:00 p.m., on the front steps of the Main Capitol. The theme of this year’s ceremony, “Giving in the Spirit,” emphasizes the importance of generosity and compassion. Those attending the event are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. This is the same date as RCPA’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Committee and Supports Coordination Organization and Vocational Rehabilitation committees. Members in town you may wish to attend this event.

PATF Video
The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) has posted a new video, “Assistive Technology Works,” which highlights the importance of assistive technology, how it works, and how PATF can help citizens with disabilities obtain this technology.

AAIDD Webinars
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) is offering several webinars and online learning opportunities.

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